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What life experiences have shaped your view of the death penalty?

Where do you stand on the death penalty? What questions do you have before you head to the polls?
asked on August 23, 2016

Do you drive for Uber?

It’s been about a year since the ride-hailing service rolled into St. Louis. St. Louis Public Radio wants to hear what it’s like for the folks who make Uber in St. Louis possible.
asked on August 22, 2016


We want to talk to more Brigham Young University students who identify as LGBT about their time at the school, and the experiences — positive and negative — they had there.
asked on August 18, 2016

Do you support the Miami Beach streetcar project?

The city of Miami Beach is moving forward to negotiate a contract to build a light rail that would run along Fifth Street, Washington Avenue, Dade Boulevard and Alton Road at an estimated cost of $380 million.
asked on August 16, 2016

What do you want to know about climate change in Colorado?

Climate change is already happening in Colorado, and we here at CPR are looking for feedback on how to improve our coverage of the topic.
asked on August 2, 2016

The UT Tower Shooting, 50 Years Later: Do You Have a Story or Connection?

What should we know as we cover the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting?
asked on August 1, 2016

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Kansas voters miffed and vexed by election choices August 30, 2016

PIN sources provided The Wichita Eagle with insight into the mood of voters in both parties surrounding the Kansas primary.

Texas' controversial voter ID law can't stop mail-in ballot fraud August 20, 2016

Responses from PIN sources helped the reporter understand different perspectives surrounding Texas voter ID laws.

Comment sections might not be the best place to talk about race or religion August 19, 2016

Internet comment sections, especially those under news stories, are a popular meeting place for ordinary people who want to sound-off about current events. But often, when those stories involve characters of a particular race or religious background, the comments can turn vitriolic. The racial climate online was the focus of a Pew survey out this week. They asked people from different groups how often they comment on racial issues. Twenty-eight percent of black social media users say they post some things. Among whites, just eight. The study raises questions about whether the internet is the right forum to host these conversations, and if so, how? For a deeper look at the role of the web in the nation's racial and religious discourse, Take Two spoke to three voices from the world of digital media, each a part of communities that have made headlines in recent weeks. One of those sources is a longtime PIN source.

What keeps St. Louis teachers returning to the classroom? August 19, 2016

What inspires St. Louis teachers to return each year? PIN sources joined the conversation about what keeps them coming back, what are their biggest challenges and what advice they have for parents.

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PIN Blog

  • KPCC asks “Are you #LatinoEnough?”, sparks newsroom-spanning contentSeptember 22, 2015

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts about inclusive journalism — journalism that is done with communities not for communities.  |  Follow the conversation here. Ashley Alvarado, Southern California Public Radio‘s public engagement editor, has long been a champion of listening to individuals and communities often excluded from news coverage and broader... Read more »
  • Join us for a “listening post” workshop in PortlandAugust 19, 2015

    The Public Insight Network is thrilled to team up with GroundSource founder Andrew Haeg, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Camp Odyssey, an Oregon-based innovative youth leadership diversity program, to offer a workshop on community listening, Oct. 1 in Portland. The workshop is part of a three-day event called “Experience Engagement,” co-hosted by Journalism That Matters and the University of Oregon’s... Read more »