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How has consolidation affected your health care?

Many hospital systems across the midstate are joining together and becoming one. But what kind of effect does this have on patients, if any? We want to know, for a future story from WITF's Transforming Health project.
asked on September 29, 2014

Inform Cronkite News Coverage

Cronkite News reporters want to hear your stories. We want to reach out and ask for input on stories we're covering. Please share experiences and expertise in everything from education and family to careers and hobbies. Insights from those experiences help our journalists cover the issues that are most important to our community
asked on September 26, 2014

Parents, do you care for an adult child?

Think Out Loud wants to hear from parent caregivers.
asked on September 26, 2014

Women in Jefferson County: How are political candidates seeking your vote?

Women in Jefferson County are the most sought-after voters by both parties in Colorado this election year. Share your experience with how campaigns have contacted you.
asked on September 23, 2014

STLPR to host county executive debate: What do you want to ask the candidates?

In the Nov. 4 general election, voters will have the chance to choose a new St. Louis County executive. St. Louis Public Radio is hosting a candidates' debate on Oct. 14. What question would you like to ask them?
asked on September 19, 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

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Miami Herald’s ‘Innocents Lost’ child-death investigation wins ONA public service award September 29, 2014

The year-long investigation into Florida’s lack of protection for children was honored with The Knight Award for Public Service at the Online Journalism Awards on Saturday night in Chicago. A PIN query led to two expert sources in the series and two other queries led the discussions from the investigation.

As state’s largest voting bloc, independents far from force in primary September 26, 2014

Cronkite News circled back to a query from February and reconnected with sources to see how independent voters have a strong voice in the upcoming election.

Living On The Line In Oregon's Poorest County September 17, 2014

A PIN source contributed her experiences and insights about providing for a family while living under challenging financial constraints.

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.

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PIN Blog

  • 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 »
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    Starting today, you no longer need a password to access the 125+ PIN training articles on
  • You won’t believe how these nine newsrooms are using PIN in their politics coverageMarch 5, 2014

    One of the great — and often unheralded — aspects of PIN is the collaboration and sharing of ideas that occurs among PIN partner newsrooms. For instance, several partners have built on one another’s success using PIN to drive engagement around mayoral elections and involve the community more directly in their campaign reporting. These newsrooms include OPB, KQED,... Read more »
  • 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 »