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Have your political views damaged your relationships?

Have differing political views created conflict between you and your peers? Share your story.
asked on March 5, 2015

Show us your best Shocker basketball fan picture

The Wichita Eagle wants to see your best picture of Wichita State University Shocker basketball fandom.
asked on March 5, 2015

Are you unemployed? How does your age affect your job hunt?

Oregon's overall unemployment rate is going down, but younger and older workers report a different story.
asked on March 4, 2015

Does your child’s public school get enough funding?

The state’s school financing is headed to the Texas Supreme Court after it was found unconstitutional. From your vantage point as an educator, an administrator, a student or a parent, we are asking what you think.
asked on March 4, 2015

What's your favorite historical novel?

We are always looking for more good books. What's your favorite historical novel?
asked on March 4, 2015

What's Going On in Downtown Phoenix?

Are you engaged in the activities going on in downtown Phoenix? Would you like to see more people visit the city on evenings and weekends? Share your thoughts.
asked on March 2, 2015

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

What's different about The Fox's 'new' Phantom? March 6, 2015

A new incarnation of “The Phantom” opened Wednesday night at The Fox for a 12-day run. One particular PIN source shared what makes her a super "Phan."

Here's what you don't know about bike laws (QUIZ) March 3, 2015

Take Two reporter-producer Leo Duran had the idea that he wanted to ask cyclists to share how they'd learned the rules of the road and then test them to see whether they really knew bike laws. Nearly 150 people participated.

Some farmers want meal labeled by country of origin March 2, 2015

This Nebraska rancher told us his feelings on COOL.

An Oregon Community Grapples With Short-Term Rentals February 27, 2015

Rental vacancies are near record lows in the central Oregon community of Bend, yet more and more properties are listed on websites that cater to vacationers. Homeowners, rental managers and residential renters shared how their lives have been affected by this shift for a radio story and online blog post.

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PIN Blog

  • 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 »
  • All PIN training materials are now open accessJuly 30, 2014

    Starting today, you no longer need a password to access the 125+ PIN training articles on