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iPost launches two fundraising drives

Investigative Post has launched its annual fundraising drive and this year there are two reasons to donate to Buffalo’s nonprofit investigative reporting center. For starters, donations of up to $1,000 will be matched. Donors get to double their money.  In addition, donations will not only underwrite our current operation but be put towards funding a […]


Help wanted: muckraking reporters

We’re in the hunt for a couple of experienced muckraking reporters. We’re seeking job candidates with investigative reporting skills and experience producing, or a willingness to learn to produce, stories for online, television and radio. Newspaper, television and radio experience are all valued, as are data skills. Reporting and writing skills are paramount. A minimum […]


Merrill elected president of Investigative Post

Dr. Michael Merrill has been elected president of the board of directors of Investigative Post. Merrill is medical director, clinical performance management, with Independent Health. Before attending medical school, he worked as a newspaper reporter for three years after graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. “Investigative Post is the most important nonprofit […]


Heaney-Bellavia interview on WBEN

Jim Heaney made his debut Thursday on David Bellavia’s talk show on NewsRadio 930WBEN. Heaney and Bellavia, in a 41 minute interview, discussed a range of topics, including the M.T. Pockets situation, Mayor Byron Brown, the city’s contract with its police union, and the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. The show broadcast in three […]


Investigative Post teams with UB Law clinic

Reporters face growing resistance from state and local government officials when they seek public records. The state Freedom of Information Law, intended to promote the public’s right to know, is often used by politicians and bureaucrats to delay the release of records. Investigative Post has found that many bureaucracies, including the City of Buffalo and […]


Impact of Investigative Post reporting

Lawmakers have responded to stories published last year by Investigative Post on the heavy-handed way the state and City of Buffalo enforced traffic laws and punished drivers who failed to pay fines. In February 2019, Marsha McLeod reported that the city, in an effort to generate revenue, was aggressively enforcing traffic laws and had imposed […]


My report to readers

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. That includes Investigative Post. Like most everyone, we began working remotely in the middle of March. It’s gone reasonably well. Suffice to say, I make a lot of phone calls to my reporters. A lot of phone calls, period. Our reporters have had to deal […]


Listen to us on WBEN

Investigative Post has added another news outlet to its distribution network. Starting Thursday, Editor Jim Heaney, and on occasion, his reporters, will appear several times a week on the morning news program on NewsRadio 930WBEN. The station will also post links to our stories on its website. Investigative Post and WBEN are developing a partnership […]