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Reducing violent crime: How do you rate the federal government's efforts?

St. Louis Public Radio wants to learn what federal assistance in fighting crime in your area means to you.
asked on June 22, 2017

Have you ever been shot?

WLRN would like to talk to survivors of gun violence.
asked on June 20, 2017

What’s it like for an introvert in LA?

KPCC’s Take Two morning show wants to hear from you. If you consider yourself an introvert, let us know how you navigate the city.
asked on June 14, 2017

Do you have problems with your drinking water?

Highlighting problems with drinking water across the United States.
asked on June 13, 2017

Are you concerned about gas leaks in your home?

Colorado Pubic Radio would like to know if you live near an oil and gas operation. Are you concerned about effects of the operation and gas leaks in your area?
asked on May 18, 2017

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Tiny Sumpter, Oregon, Becomes Unwilling Marijuana Mecca June 18, 2017

PIN helped us track down two sources for this story on a rural Oregon town's marijuana industry.

Low pay for Arizona teachers lowers morale, retention June 9, 2017

Low salaries for teachers in Arizona leads to a low morale. Two PIN sources helped explain what the classroom environment is like, how hard it is, but that they are going to try and do their best.

After 2 recent homicides, MetroLink looks to get riders’ safety back on track May 12, 2017

As officials work to address concerns about safety and security, PIN sources share their experiences and suggestions.

Who would be hurt most by Hollywood writer's strike? Not the writers April 28, 2017

Ahead of the strike vote, we reached out to PIN sources to ask how, if at all, they expected to be affected by a potential strike.

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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 »