Eighth Anniversary of Assassination of Post Editor Chauncey Bailey

Aug 2, 2015

Posted in CommunityHistory and rememberingMedia

By Ken Epstein

Post News Group Editor Chauncey Bailey was murdered Aug. 2, 2007 at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Oakland while walking to work to meet Post Publisher Paul Cobb.

A combined journalistic effort by Bay Area media and some national media services responded to the Cobb’s call to create a Chauncey Bailey Project to keep the killing from being swept under the rug.

Since then, the Newseum in Washington, D.C., a national museum of news and journalism, has memorialized Bailey’s story.

“We have continued the transparency-oriented journalism for which Chauncey was famous and will continue to expand on that approach in our coverage of the city, schools and other issues that are important to the community,” said Cobb.

“There is not a day that goes by when we don’t think of Chauncey and his contributions,” said Cobb.

“We look forward to the day when the city will have some sort of tangible monument to Chauncey’s fearless journalism.”