You have knowledge and insights that can help journalists cover the news in greater depth and uncover stories they might not otherwise find.

222,434 sources

informing 530 journalists
in 70 newsrooms

Join as a Journalist
Join as a Source

What we're asking, what you're saying

Is it time for stricter gun laws?

As part of Community Conversations, we want to hear from locals about topics concerning them and sharing them with our readers.
asked on October 6, 2015

Are You An Astros Fan In Royals Land?

We're looking for people who will be rooting for the Houston Astros during the American League division series.
asked on October 6, 2015

Can you afford living in Oregon?

We want to hear about your experiences with the cost of living in Oregon.
asked on October 5, 2015

No budget in Illinois: What's that mean to you?

The state of Illinois has been running without a budget for more than three months. Are you feeling pinch from living in a state that can't pay its bills?
asked on October 5, 2015

What do you think of the Texas homecoming mum?

Houston Matters wants to talk to students, teachers and business owners about the Texas homecoming mum tradition.
asked on October 5, 2015

What stories do you want to see on Cronkite News?

Tell Cronkite News what issues you would like to see featured on the website and television broadcast.
asked on October 1, 2015

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Florida Roundup: South Florida Battles Flooding October 2, 2015

We asked locals to weigh in on a new program that rewards teachers based on their former test scores. We read some responses on the air during the Florida Roundup, WLRN's Friday public affairs show.

Commuters brace for the worst as Ikea opens in resurgent St. Louis neighborhood September 28, 2015

As the St. Louis store becomes a year-round destination for thousands of out-of-towners, many locals, including PIN sources, share concerns that congestion and gridlock will be the new norm in the neighborhood.

Hurricane Rita: Lessons Learned from Houston’s Great Evacuation September 24, 2015

"Houston Matters" spoke with three residents who shared their memories of Hurricane Rita.

The Brood: When helping kids with homework, how much is too much? September 22, 2015

Families across the country are settling back into the rhythms of school year. Making lunches, corralling the kids into the car, and of course doing homework. Homework raises all sorts of questions these days. How work much is too much, or not enough? Should parents help? And what about kids who don't have access to someone who can help them? PIN source Maryam Zar had previously talked to us about sharing homework duty with her husband.

Tools for Journalists

The Public Insight Network provides journalists with the tools and training to tap our growing Network of sources to produce high-quality journalism.

Using our industry-leading platform, journalists and citizens reach beyond pundits, PR professionals and polemics to inform themselves and each other.

Learn more »

Want to bring the Public Insight Network to your newsroom? Contact us to find out more.

In 2012, Public Insight Network journalists tapped the power of the Network to report across a range of issues, from veterans to space travel. Read the stories »

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 »
  • A new collaboration with (Don’t) Guess My RaceJuly 15, 2015

    PIN is excited to announce a collaboration with Interactive Diversity Solutions, creator of a web-based learning game called (Don’t) Guess My Race. This game in a one-of-a-kind interactive diversity program based on social science research that promotes cultural understanding, increases empathy and reduces bias, all wrapped up in a fun game. Participants who play (Don’t) Guess My... Read more »
  • PIN Bureau wins ASU innovation awardApril 20, 2015

    We are excited to be able to share today that the Public Insight Network Bureau, based at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won the 2015 ASU President’s Award for Innovation.  This prestigious award is given annually by ASU in recognition of cutting edge projects and programs that significantly benefit... Read more »