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Have you ever been scammed?

Cronkite News is looking for your help covering a story on door-to-door scams. Have you or someone you know ever been scammed?
asked on January 30, 2015

What is your perspective on marijuana and the law?

The Wichita Eagle is reporting on a proposal to reduce marijuana possession penalties. Share your perspective.
asked on January 30, 2015

What is your experience with crime and the police in North and Northeast Portland?

For an upcoming episode of Think Out Loud we'll be talking about law enforcement and police relations in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods. What experiences have you had?
asked on January 29, 2015

How Has Your Faith Been Tested?

Central Standard is seeking individuals willing to share stories of when their faith was tested.
asked on January 29, 2015

Which artists deserve a closer look?

Help St. Louis Public Radio identify visual and performing artists we can feature on our new arts and culture podcast, "Cut and Paste."
asked on January 28, 2015

How much did it cost you being stuck at the airport when your flight was delayed or canceled?

What are the overall costs when there is a delay at the airport? Are your cruise tickets now worthless, was your wedding delayed, did your business suffer? Share your experience.
asked on January 28, 2015

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

KPCC's Rebecca Plevin answers your measles questions January 30, 2015

We asked PIN sources to share their measles questions, and our health reporter found the answers.

Ranchers rebel over beef checkoff January 27, 2015

Six ranchers informed this story.

State Of The Sunshine Economy January 26, 2015

To get a sense of the economy, look at the the data showing falling unemployment rates over the past year, and rising home prices. We asked members to share what they want leaders to address this year.

With Or Without The Rams: PIN Sources Discuss Proposal For Riverfront Stadium January 12, 2015

After the announcement of a plan to build a stadium on the Mississippi riverfront, PIN sources shared, just what the plan means to them.

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PIN Blog

  • 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 »