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What's happening in Wallowa County?

Oregon Public Broadcasting will be visiting Wallowa County in late September. We want to hear more about life in your community. What stories should we be covering? Who should we be talking to?
asked on August 19, 2014

Parents, educators, students: How do you discuss race in your home/classroom?

Even before the recent incidents in Ferguson, race has been an issue that's bound to come up in classrooms and homes. What conversations are you having?
asked on August 19, 2014

Who's your favorite 2014 Miami Dolphins player?

Miami Herald sports reporters are asking fans to share their favorite Dolphins players for 2014. Your response may appear in a special printed edition on Aug. 29.
asked on August 19, 2014

Tell Us About Your Dog

KCRW's Dogs of LA is a storytelling and mapping project looking at Los Angeles' canine friends. You can see more here.
asked on August 18, 2014

How did you choose your child's school?

Tell KCUR how you chose a Kansas City, Mo., school.
asked on August 4, 2014

Elections 2014: Which issues matter to you?

In the run-up to the midterm elections, we want to hear more about how you feel about the political climate and the issues that impact you.
asked on August 4, 2014

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

‘Choice schools’ become the norm in Miami-Dade August 18, 2014

With parents and students no longer tied to neighborhood schools, the Miami-Dade County public school district offers more options to keep kids in the public system. Members said they were looking for academic rigor, smaller classes or programs tailored to their children’s interests. We featured Luisa.

How Can We Move Forward? St. Louisans Speak Out About Ferguson August 13, 2014

As the cleanup continues in riot-weary Ferguson, Mo., PIN sources share their observations the shooting death of of Michael Brown and the aftermath.

What's It Like To Be A Wildland Firefighter? August 7, 2014

The source in the Program was brought to TOL by an OPB PIN source.

Medical groups clash over new health provider July 2, 2014

Richard Oswald, a Missouri farmer, was found through PIN for this story.

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PIN Blog

  • PIN launches a new University BureauMarch 3, 2014

    We are happy to formally announce the brand new PIN Bureau, based at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. By providing outsourced PIN services, the Bureau will make it possible for newsrooms to tap the power of PIN even if they don’t have the staff to do so. The Bureau is operating... Read more »
  • ONA finalists use PIN to drive reportingSeptember 25, 2013

    Congratulations to the thirteen PIN newsrooms nominated for the Online News Association’s 2013 awards! They are: WAMU, AxisPhilly, EarthFix (via OPB), St. Louis Beacon, NPR, MPR news, Harvest Public Media, SCPR, The Center for Public Integrity, The Center for Investigative Reporting, WLRN-Miami Herald News, The Washington Post, and Marketplace. Here are some examples of the myriad ways some of... Read more »