PINcast Ep. 9: Reporting on Newtown, and exploring identity through regionalism, accents and self-description

Anna Weggel
Public Insight Network

In this episode of PINcast, we look at a few projects that explore identity — the identity of an individual, of a state, and of speech.

We also hear about reporting from some of our partner newsrooms in the wake of last week’s shootings in Connecticut.

KUHF’s “Is Texas in the South” project can be found here, and KPCC’s “California accent” project can be found here.

If you have any feedback or ideas for stories or projects we should include in future PINcast episodes, email me at


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.