To help Public Insight Network newsrooms learn about network-wide impact, demographics, diversity and content creation -- and to help them keep an eye on trends -- we're now publishing a quarterly newsletter, beginning this month. The newsletter provides measures, graphics, links to notable content and information about the entire PIN community.
You can see (and download) the full content of the newsletter by scrolling through the copy that's embeded in this post (at left). But briefly, some highlights:
In the second quarter of 2012, the number of newsrooms using PIN and the number of new sources within the network grew, by 15 and 14,440, respectively. PIN’s diversity continues to expand, and those diverse sources influence coverage across our partner newsrooms. PIN newsrooms published 257 queries and heard from 6,283 sources who have agreed to help inform their coverage.
Across the PIN community, the top three queries (by number of responses) were:
- NPR’s Living the American Dream: are you doing better than your parents? – 1,726 responses
- MPR’s What’s driving you to vote this year? – 257 responses
- Colorado Public Radio’s Words That Speak to Me – 176 responses
PIN made an impact on content at newsrooms in a variety of ways. From helping to define a coverage stream or project to finding authentic voices, PIN has provided these newsrooms with the ability to hear from their communities on topics that are not only in the news, but also on those that matter most to them.