When it’s OK to steal from other newsrooms…

Michael Caputo
Engagement Manager - Public Insight Network
American Public Media

One of the things journalists working with the Public Insight Network get really good at is coming up with successful and inventive ways to ask questions of their sources. And when queries are successful with one audience, often they can be successful with other groups too: So we encourage our community of journalists and editors to share the best of their queries, and invite others to steal them.

Last week in a webinar, we discussed a number of queries PIN journalists have offered to share with other newsrooms.

Have a look at a few theft-worthy queries by going through the presentation below. For the best viewing, hover over “more” and then click on “fullscreen.” ¬†And thanks to everyone who offered up their own work for stealing.

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Michael Caputo Engagement Manager - Public Insight Network
American Public Media
A belief that journalism could better connect with those who need the information led Mike to the Public Insight Network in 2006. He served as a PIN journalist for the Minnesota Public Radio newsroom, then he coached and counseled newsrooms around the country on the PIN tools and the PIN approach.

Now as engagement manager, he focuses on the sources in PIN by designing strategies to grow the network, directing engagement with sources and assessing the source experience. He specializes in planning and convening forums that serve journalism, from roundtable discussions to events that can fill a hall.