Quarterly newsletter: PIN can be a catalyst for content, diversity

Annie Anderson
partners manager
Public Insight Network

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:

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.

Curious about the newsrooms we're talking about?  See our awesome partners here. To become a PIN newsroom, send a note to partner@publicinsightnetwork.org.

Annie Anderson partners manager
Public Insight Network

Annie Anderson has the privilege of working with PIN partners around the country, providing training, coaching and support. In the last two years she has focused on diversifying and growing the Network. She specializes in community engagement opportunities and counseling.

While earning a master’s in public policy from the Humphrey School, she yearned for journalism by the people that could inform and respond to policy. Enter PIN: journalistic civic agency at its finest. She deeply believes that everyone is an expert and knows their own experience better than anyone else.