is launching a first of its kind event series that begins this Wednesday with a showing of “All the President’s Men.” The movie, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, is intended to get the audience thinking about the time that two journalists investigated the Watergate scandal for the Washington Post.
Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney and Morgan Pehme, editor of City & State, will discuss the implications of the film, and how the scandal affected investigative reporting. The two will also discuss how the business of investigative reporting has changed since the time of Watergate. The business of reporting on local economic development, politics, etc. will also be discussed.
For aspiring news writers and reporters, and anyone interested in Buffalo’s economic landscape, this is an event that should prove to be well worthwhile to attend. The upcoming showing of this film, and the following discussion and Q&A, is just the first part of the Investigative Post‘s series. The series will continue on with an additional 14 forums, all centered around thought-provoking issues/events:
- Investigative Post journalists discussing their work and engaging experts and audiences on the issues they cover.
- A film series dealing with important issues confronting journalism, held at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and followed by an informative discussion with experts.
- Panels of experts addressing key issues such as leadership, media and school reform at luncheons and happy hours.
- Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney delivering a spin-free assessment of the “Real State of the Community.”
All the President’s Men | Wednesday, September 24, 2104 | 7 pm | Burchfield-Penny Art Center | Film & Q&A | $10 | Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Click here for more info. See event on Facebook.
October events includes a luncheon on Oct. 15 that will explore school reform. Speakers include Buffalo Schools Superintendent Donald Ogilvie.
On Oct. 29, Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney will present his reporting so far on the Buffalo Billion and engage with several experts on economic development.