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Thoughts on Bright Futures new test score requirements?

One in three Florida students used to qualify for a Bright Futures scholarship. Rising test score requirements make one in eight students eligible for it now. WLRN-Miami Herald News wants to talk to parents and students about the state's rising scholarship standards.
asked on September 15, 2014

What do you want to ask the candidates for St. Louis County executive?

In the Nov. 4 general election, voters will have the chance to choose a new St. Louis County executive. St. Louis Public Radio is planning a candidates' debate on Oct. 14. What question would you like to ask the candidates?
asked on September 15, 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

How is your experience as a veteran in Arizona in 2014? Share your perspective.

Are you a veteran living in Arizona? Help broaden coverage of veterans’ lives and veterans' issues by sharing your perspective with Cronkite News. We’d like to hear from you about your experience as a veteran in 2014.
asked on September 11, 2014

#WhyIStayed: Have you experienced domestic partner abuse?

As media outlets circulate video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator, many wonder why the woman who is now his wife would remain with the NFL player.
asked on September 10, 2014

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How Finance Keeps South Florida Industries Together September 9, 2014

Monday's Sunshine Economy talks with hedge fund managers about the lure of low taxes and good weather, and why they think their few but high paying jobs are important diversifying the South Florida economy. We asked members if they trust their banks and those thoughts informed this show.

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.

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.

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  • 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 »