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CNBC wants to hear about your experience with college athletic scholarships

CNBC is covering a story about college athletic scholarships, and we'd like to know what kind of impact they have on the lives of students. If you're a college athlete, coach, parent, professor or admissions officer, we'd like to hear from you.
asked on July 29, 2014

Do you have a teenager starting high school in Texas?

Education Reporter Laura Isensee wants to interview high school freshman and their parents for the first installment a series on how HB 5 is changing education in Texas.
asked on July 29, 2014

Are you a fan of Weird Al?

In honor of the chart-topping "Mandatory Fun" album, we're looking for faithful followers of Weird Al Yankovic who can share their for love his particular brand of parody.
asked on July 28, 2014

Millennials, have you gone on a cruise?

The cruise industry expects to see a lot of growth in millennial passengers who have never been on a cruise ship before. Have you taken a cruise? Why or why not?
asked on July 28, 2014

Did the bank take your car?

Vehicle loans may be the new sub-prime mortgages. Have you been affected?
asked on July 26, 2014

Garden Hacks

Tell MPR News your favorite gardening tips, tricks and hacks
asked on July 14, 2014

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

As The Middle Class Dwindles, Is The American Dream Still Realistic? July 28, 2014

PIN sources share their experience in the live discussion on "St. Louis on the Air," with host Don Marsh.

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? For some, back-to-school doctor visits include HPV vaccine July 28, 2014

Gardasil, which protects against four strains of HPV, the most common sexually transmitted virus, has been approved for both girls -- and boys. We asked PIN members if they have vaccinated their children for HPV.

Young Immigrants Compete In Portland's Own World Cup Tournament July 4, 2014

OPB met with PIN sources when our newsroom reported on Portland's own World Cup Tournament whose participants represent young immigrants and underserved youth in the community.

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 »