PINcast: Episode 3: Dispatches from PINcamp!

Anna Weggel
Public Insight Network

Today I bring you the third episode of PINcast, the podcast in which we highlight noteworthy stories created by journalists working with the Public Insight Network.

Today you’re in for a special treat because we are diving into dispatches from PINcamp – it’s an event held at Minnesota Public Radio and it’s for PIN journalists who to share practical tools for making ways to do journalism using Public Insight Network tools and also discuss ways to get more PIN sources into news coverage.

For three days we gathered around the campfire and shared successes and ideas. Today, you’ve got a round trip ticket to the ‘best of’ PIN camp. You’ll hear highlights from three sessions that helped campers discover best practices, answer big questions and explore new ways to use the PIN.

Here are the three projects discussed in today’s PINcast:

Thanks for giving PINcast #3 a listen, and stay tuned for more episodes in the coming weeks!  If you have any feedback or ideas for stories/projects I should include in future episodes, email


Anna Weggel Analyst
Public Insight Network

Anna Weggel is a Public Insight Analyst, which means she spends her time crafting questions about upcoming story topics to send to sources in the Public Insight Network and then produces web, audio and video content featuring those sources.

Before finding her home at APM in 2008, Anna received her B.A. in journalism, was the editor in chief of The Minnesota Daily, and internship hopped through Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the Downtown Journal. Anna's non-work life is held hostage by the stage -- where she performs improv comedy and shows with her lady bluegrass band.