In public insight analyst Annie Anderson's personal battle between journalism and policy school applications, policy won.
She has a master's in public policy from the Humphrey School and kept yearning for journalism by the people to 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.
For an Oregon Public Radio project on the East Portland neighborhood, public insight journalist Amanda Peacher has taken to the streets and to Tumblr to tell the stories of the residents of East Portland.
For Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity reporting project, Sarah Alvarez outfitted a mobile booth to collect stories across the state from at-risk kids, their families and the communities around them.
The issue of clean air in Utah has become heavily politicized lately -- but Utah Public Radio's new investigative project aims to address the topic not through politics but through a lens of public health.
As it prepares to launch a years-in-the-making documentary on the Constitution, the station has begun asking people via a PIN query to share examples of the Constitution in their lives -- in five words.
Twenty-one percent of PIN sources have shared their race or ethnicity with us. What does it mean for us, as journalists, when the words "mutt" or "human" or "carbon-based" show up as answers to that question?