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Do you have earthquake insurance?

After the magnitude-6.0 earthquake rocked the Napa region of Northern California, some Midwesterners are pondering the mostly dormant New Madrid Fault Line. Are you ready for the next "Big One?"
asked on August 27, 2014

What strange road debris have you seen on I-95?

Disembodied bumpers and flying mattresses are iconic Interstate 95 road debris but certainly not the strangest obstacles you may have to avoid on I-95. What's the strangest item you've seen on or on the side of I-95?
asked on August 26, 2014

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

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

Families Struggle To Navigate Changes to Texas High School August 28, 2014

Through PIN, Laura Isensee was able to find parents and students navigating through the major changes in Texas high school caused by the new laws.

‘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.

Colorado: Polarized by the politics of a rural-urban divide August 17, 2014

Paula Reed provided valuable reflection on the Columbine shooting for News21's project on gun rights and regulations.

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.

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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 »