The Buffalo News seeks an environment & climate reporter

The Buffalo News, an award-winning news organization in New York’s second-largest city, is seeking an enterprising reporter to cover Buffalo’s environment and changing climate and the challenges and opportunities both present to the region. The environment and climate reporter will provide practical coverage about the environment, helping readers who are concerned about health, quality of […]

Buffalo News enterprise reporter Dewey set to depart

Caitlin Dewey, an enterprise reporter at The Buffalo News, is set to depart after five years. Her last day is Oct. 6. She wrote on X/Twitter: I’m tackling a few creative projects and getting serious about my semi-neglected newsletter. I’m also looking for new freelance work. If you need someone who can cover silly memes […]

Guild decries Buffalo News move to print in Cleveland, loss of 160 jobs

The Buffalo News will axe 160 production employees following its plans to move its printing operation to Cleveland. The change was announced by parent Lee Enterprises earlier this year. The news has not sat well with the Buffalo Newspaper Guild. They say: “We believe The Buffalo News should be printed in Buffalo, not in Cleveland or any […]

Buffalo News hires Sur as general assignment reporter

Debadrita Sur will join The Buffalo News as a general assignment reporter in September. Recently, Sur was a news intern at, which produces celebrity, athlete and political content. There she wrote news pieces for the entertainment and politics sections. She was also elected as the film and documentary coordinator for the Society of Professional […]

The Buffalo News seeks a trending & general assignment reporter

The Buffalo News, an award-winning daily print and online news organization located in New York’s second-largest city, is seeking an energetic, digitally savvy journalist to be our next trending/ general assignment reporter. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an understanding of social media platforms, SEO techniques and audience metrics. This reporter will start […]

From Buffalo News to … no news? That’s bad news

As if Buffalo hasn’t suffered enough over the years with its routine blizzards and four consecutive Super Bowl losses, now comes this media news from Jim Heaney of the InvestigativePost: The downward spiral at The Buffalo News appears to be gaining speed. Last week I reported the departure of four veteran reporters and editors and the pending […]

Bessex swaps McClatchy for Buffalo News

  Joshua Bessex has joined The Buffalo News as a photojournalist. Recently, he held the same post at the McClatchy-owned Tacoma News Tribune in Washington state. Bessex interned at The Seattle Weekly, and was a photo editor before being promoted to editor in chief of the University of Washington’s student paper The Daily. Bessex graduated […]

Rayam appointed executive editor of the Buffalo News

The Buffalo News has appointed Sheila Rayam executive editor making her the first Black journalist and the second woman to hold the position in the paper’s 142-year history. Rayam begins on Aug. 22 and succeeds Mike Connelly, who retired May 6. Recently, she served as executive editor of Gannett’s Mohawk Valley news operations, including the […]

Buffalo News editor Connelly announces retirement

Mike Connelly, seventh editor of The Buffalo News will retire next month. He had served in this post for the past nine-plus years. Prior to joining the Buffalo News, Connelly was executive editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He has also worked at Congressional Quarterly for six years, where he held the posts of VP/product development […]

Lee Enterprises to acquire Buffett papers in $140 million deal

After spending 42 years as Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway, The Buffalo News is being sold to Lee Enterprises, an Iowa-based chain that owns 50 newspapers, mostly in the Midwest. With the $140 million deal completed, Lee Enterprises will become only the third owner in the 140-year history of The News. The deal also marks the […]