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Did you or your family move to the United States from an African country?

The AfricaPaper, an Africa Institute for International Reporting publication, would like to hear the stories of individuals of African ancestry who are now residing in the United States.
asked on April 23, 2015

Arizona parents: Has your child ever had lead poisoning?

Cronkite News is looking for parents in Arizona whose children have had elevated lead levels.
asked on April 21, 2015

Have you ever been to a PainCare clinic?

New Hampshire Public Radio is looking for people who have been to any of the PainCare clinic. When were you treated? How was your experience?
asked on April 21, 2015

What's it like to work in a non-traditional office space?

Shared work spaces are places were people coexist and share overhead costs, but don't work for the same company or organization. If this is you, please share how that's working for you.
asked on April 21, 2015

Are you a family trying to conserve water?

Take Two is looking for a family that wants to do more to save water but isn’t sure how.
asked on April 20, 2015

Women: we want to talk to you about the wage gap

We want to hear from you about women's experiences with the wage gap.
asked on April 20, 2015

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Star Clipper gets another run with comics and collectibles April 24, 2015

When Star Clipper closed in March, some people cried, others tweeted their frustration. In its 26 years in business, the store had become a beloved cultural center, event space and small press distributor for lovers of comics, graphic novels and collectibles. PIN sources share their insight in what the new Star Clipper means to them.

Colorado state senator and teachers talk about how growing up poor shaped their lives April 20, 2015

As a part of their continuing coverage on childhood poverty in Colorado, Colorado Public Radio spoke with two PIN sources about what it was like to grow up in poverty.

Falling Into The Gap: Life in Florida without Medicaid expansion April 20, 2015

For two years, Florida legislators have refused to expand Medicaid as envisioned under the Affordable Care Act. Their decision left an estimated 850,000 Floridians without healthcare insurance in the "coverage gap." Those caught in the gap earn too much to receive Medicaid, but not enough to qualify for subsidies to buy a plan through the federal marketplace. The Miami Herald and WLRN look at how these Floridians are coping and what other states are doing to close the gap.

Southland parents still scratching their heads on Common Core math April 16, 2015

California’s new Common Core learning standards have some public school parents pulling out their hair, and they're having an especially hard time adapting to the way their children are now taught math. “The first thing I’m thinking is, 'These people have no idea what they’re doing,'” said Bonnie Wallace, whose fourth and sixth-grade kids are preparing to take the Common Core tests. As teaching standards for math expand to include concepts like analyzing functions and understanding ratio relations, many parents are left in the dust. Wallace was one of a dozen parents, also KPCC listeners, who recently shared their Common Core freakout moments with us. For her, the Common Core change was like a bucket of cold water — too much, too soon.

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PIN Blog

  • PIN Bureau wins ASU innovation awardApril 20, 2015

    We are excited to be able to share today that the Public Insight Network Bureau, based at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won the 2015 ASU President’s Award for Innovation.  This prestigious award is given annually by ASU in recognition of cutting edge projects and programs that significantly benefit... Read more »
  • is going away, but its legacy inspires new chapters of crowdfunding playbookFebruary 11, 2015 proved that crowdfunding can help support independent, local journalism, especially that of freelancers. It was an important early innovator in the field, and many of the platforms available in 2015 owe a lot to founder David Cohn and the community of users.
  • Newsrooms use PIN to drive award-winning contentSeptember 29, 2014

    A big congratulations to the ten PIN newsrooms that were finalists and winners of the Online News Association’s 2014 awards! They are: Oregon Public Broadcasting, KUT Austin, St. Louis Public Radio, NPR, MPR News, New Hampshire Public Radio, The Center for Public Integrity, News21, WLRN-Miami Herald News, and The Washington Post. Here’s how some of these newsrooms use... Read more »
  • Using PIN to track social impact – a Minnesota exampleSeptember 23, 2014

    There is no dearth of evidence that Minnesotans are civic-minded. The state’s volunteerism rates are second in the nation, more than 60 percent of Minnesotans donate money to charity, and we lead the country in voter turnout. While such statistics are great, they don’t capture what it’s like to live in a social-minded state full... Read more »