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How should KC address mental health challenges?

This week KCPT will broadcast a new documentary that looks at mental health in our community through the lens of law enforcement. Have you or a loved one faced mental health crisis? Share your experiences.
asked on September 30, 2014

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

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 30, 2014

Are you ready for your winter electric bill?

As utility companies announce higher winter rates, we want to hear from you.
asked on September 30, 2014

How has Ballpark Village affected your downtown experience?

Have you visited Ballpark Village, across the street from Busch Stadium? If so, are you hanging out at other downtown St. Louis hot spots less, more or about the same?
asked on September 29, 2014

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

Parents, do you care for an adult child?

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

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 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 »
  • All PIN training materials are now open accessJuly 30, 2014

    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 »