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How does medical marijuana affect your workplace drug-testing program?

OPB is exploring how employers are reacting to legalized medical marijuana.
asked on April 18, 2014

MPR's "A Beautiful World" asks: What's the most unusual collaboration you've ever seen?

MPR's "A Beautiful World" asks you to share an example of an unusual collaboration -- a pairing of people or groups or communities that may seem strange but works well. What comes to mind?
asked on April 17, 2014

Are you affected by higher food prices?

Prices are climbing at the grocery store -- are you paying more? Or as a producer, are you making more?
asked on April 17, 2014

Did you experience desegregation?

This May is the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that led to the desegregation of schools. Did you experience desegregation? Tell us your stories.
asked on April 16, 2014

Who is your local hero?

WAMU's Metro Connection is looking for stories of people who've done important or groundbreaking work... have anyone in mind?
asked on April 15, 2014

How have you been touched by the shootings at JCC and Village Shalom?

Communities in the Kansas City metropolitan area are in shock and mourning after multiple shootings at Jewish facilities left three people dead Sunday afternoon. Share how you have been affected by the tragedy with KCUR and KCPT.
asked on April 15, 2014

PINfluence™ Stories informed by the Public Insight Network

Innocents Lost town hall April 18, 2014

A month following the Miami Herald's troubling investigation into the child welfare system, the Miami Herald and WLRN hosted a town hall to discuss the series' findings and explore solutions. Members joined on the Twitter discussion as well as asking questions during the event. About 300 people attended.

High rent, few options April 17, 2014

We asked Public Insight Network sources what percentage of their paychecks went to rent and discovered several are paying much, more more than the suggested 30 percent. In this first piece of a series, Ben Bergman profiles three.

Gurwitch and Stahl: 'I See You Made An Effort' April 17, 2014

PIN sources shared their insights on growing older, and those insights helped decide the topics we would tackle during the live event.

Discussion: What Makes A Neighborhood A Community? April 14, 2014

As the city of St. Louis experiences renewed interest in older neighborhoods, "St. Louis on the Air" focused a recent show on the community level, to take a more personal look at what makes a neighborhood successful. PIN sources shared in the on-air discussion what life is like where they live or work.

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PIN Blog

  • 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 »
  • ONA finalists use PIN to drive reportingSeptember 25, 2013

    Congratulations to the thirteen PIN newsrooms nominated for the Online News Association’s 2013 awards! They are: WAMU, AxisPhilly, EarthFix (via OPB), St. Louis Beacon, NPR, MPR news, Harvest Public Media, SCPR, The Center for Public Integrity, The Center for Investigative Reporting, WLRN-Miami Herald News, The Washington Post, and Marketplace. Here are some examples of the myriad ways some of... Read more »
  • Measuring PIN in your newsroom: A how-to guideAugust 28, 2013

    Download the full Public Insight Network evaluation how-to guide here. If something is important to you and you want it to improve, you measure it.  Want to get in better shape?  Metrics can help.  If you’re trying to become a better baker, lowering the ratio of burned-to-not-burned cookies is a good thing.  When journalists hear... Read more »