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Bar Association honors Investigative Post

The Bar Association of Erie County has selected Investigative Post as the recipient of its Media Award. Buffalo’s nonprofit investigative reporting center was among those honored  last week with a Law Day Award, bestowed on individuals and organizations who “have done extraordinary work in the Western New York community.” Over the past several years, Investigative […]


iPost adds YouTube, Instagram and Reddit

Investigative Post has expanded our online presence to include a YouTube channel and two additional social media platforms to complement our presence on Facebook and Twitter. Our YouTube channel includes 42 videos, most of them stories produced since the spring for our partners at WGRZ. The channel includes a feature story, which typically will be […]


Top iPost story: Cost of police misconduct

The cost to city taxpayers of police misconduct — $11.9 million in legal settlements since 2015 — has been selected by readers as Investigative Post’s best story of 2020. The story by Phil Gambini cited 16 settlements that cost the city treasury up to $4.5 million to settle. Most involve excessive use of force or […]


Investigative Post adds two reporters

Investigative Post has added two reporters to our staff. Mark Scheer joins us from the Niagara Gazette and Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, where he served as regional news director. Layne Dowdall begins a fellowship following her graduation from St. Bonaventure University. Our reporting staff has typically included three reporters in recent years. The addition of […]


Last chance to double your money

Our annual drive is winding down. If you’d still like to contribute, donations must be made by midnight Thursday to be eligible for matching dollars. We’ve had a successful campaign thus far. Last year, match-eligible donations of up to $1,000 totaled $23,312. Those donations this November and December, through Tuesday, come to $35,727. Those donations will […]


Meet our new board members

Investigative Post has added five members to its board of directors who represent a cross-section of the community. New members include: Sarah Cohen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked at The Washington Post and New York Times, and who presently teaches data journalism at Arizona State University. Samuel Savarino, owner and CEO of Savarino […]


Vote for our top story of the year

Investigative Post has produced 220 stories and other pieces of content in 2020. Our work has ranged from in-depth investigations, follow-up stories and blog posts to podcasts and radio interviews.  Our reporting this year covered topics ranging from misconduct by Buffalo police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to the health and economic impacts of the […]


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 […]