How the Buffalo News handled insider trading story about a local congressman


New York representative Chris Collins recently pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of lying to the federal government.

Reporting from Washington bureau chief Jerry Zremski of The Buffalo News played a key role in exposing the insider trading. One story even appeared in a 2018 indictment of Collins.

In an interview with the Columbia Journalism Review, Zremski breaks down how he stayed ahead of the story and the importance of local papers covering Congress.

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