Newsrooms use PIN to drive award-winning content

Annie Anderson
Engagement and Inclusion Manager
Public Insight Network

A big congratulations to the ten PIN newsrooms that were finalists and winners of the Online News Association’s 2014 awards! They are: Oregon Public Broadcasting, KUT Austin, St. Louis Public Radio, NPR, MPR News, New Hampshire Public Radio, The Center for Public Integrity, News21, WLRN-Miami Herald News, and The Washington Post.

Here’s how some of these newsrooms use PIN to, as ONA puts it, push “the envelope of innovation and excellence in digital storytelling and distribution.”

IL imageThe Miami Herald (winner, Knight Award for Public Service ): PIN was deeply embedded in this project. A PIN query turned up two expert sources in the year-long “Innocents Lost” investigation into Florida’s failure to protect children in families with child welfare histories, and two other queries led the online discussions around the investigation. The newsroom also used PIN to invite guests to their Town Hall event.

St. Louis Public Radio (finalist in General Excellence in Online Journalism, Medium category ): PIN is embedded in their newsroom as a way to consistently hear from and engage with diverse communities.

The Washington Post (finalist in General Excellence in Online Journalism, Large category): PIN helps the newsroom dive deeper into stories as they unfold and get ahead of the news by learning from sources locally and across the country about important issues.

We are proud to work with all of you as you push the digital news envelope to new limits.


Annie Anderson Engagement and Inclusion Manager
Public Insight Network

Annie Anderson has the privilege of working with PIN partners around the country, providing training, coaching and support. In the last two years she has focused on diversifying and growing the Network. She specializes in community engagement opportunities and counseling.

While earning a master’s in public policy from the Humphrey School, she yearned for journalism by the people that could 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.