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Heroin use is on the rise. Are you seeing it in your school? (MOBILE)

Cronkite News and Arizona Broadcasters Association are working on a documentary about heroin use in Arizona. We want to understand how it is affecting different communities. Share your insight.
asked on September 18, 2014

Which health issues are most important to you? (MOBILE)

The Native Health News Alliance covers health news in Native American communities. We are looking to gather insight about the health issues that are most important to you and your community. Help inform our coverage and share your health story.
asked on September 18, 2014

What's your favorite song about Miami?

WLRN's business talk show, The Sunshine Economy, will follow the money behind the local music industry, and we want you to share your favorite hits about home. What's your favorite song about Miami? Can you rhyme about Miami's music scene in two lines? Tell us.
asked on September 17, 2014

What are the critical issues in your community?

WITF is hosting a forum as part of our Keystone Crossroads project September 22nd, and we want to know what are the most significant issues in your community. It could be high property taxes, few white-collar jobs, or a less-than-robust transportation infrastructure. Your response will help inform our conversation and could lead to a story in the future.
asked on September 15, 2014

NPR Ed- Secret Lives of Teachers

The education team at NPR wants to find current preK-12 teachers who have a fascinating or fun hobby, interest, or moonlighting gig outside the classroom.
asked on September 12, 2014

Law enforcement officers: Tell us your side of the story

What's it like to be a police officer in these turbulent times? What's like to be a spouse, partner or family member of someone in law enforcement? Help us tell stories from a seldom heard perspective.
asked on September 11, 2014

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Power of Price: Health Care Transparency September 15, 2014

The health care industry is a maze of money; confusing, complex and costly. The tangle of employers, insurance companies and providers makes shopping for health care and health insurance difficult enough — but underneath that web is a layer of secrecy that prevents consumers from seeing what actually gets paid for care. WLRN-Miami Herald News and the Miami Herald have been exploring the power of price in health care in South Florida. With this series, we’re examining what the complexity and opacity of health care pricing costs our region.

Think You’re Nerdy? Meet Weird Al Yankovic's STL Superfan September 4, 2014

Weird Al Yankovic's new album "Mandatory Fun" is the only comedy record to ever start off at the top of the Billboard charts and first one to rise to that level since 1963. PIN source Katie Borders of Webster Groves, shares her love for Al and his resurgence.

Dogs of LA September 4, 2014

We used PIN to gather stories about dogs and the LA neighborhoods in which they live. We heard from over 50 sources and were able to interview many of them for the series.

USDA Report: 15 Percent Of Oregon Families 'Food Insecure' In 2013 September 4, 2014

A PIN source shared experiences and insight in developing 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 »