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.

Recent Posts


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“Ferguson: One Year Later”, from St. Louis Public Radio, explores what has, and hasn’t, changed

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of posts about inclusive journalism — journalism that is done with communities not for communities.  |  Follow the conversation here. St. Louis Public Radio’s outreach specialist and public insight analyst, Linda Lockhart, has focused for years on bringing the community into a story. She co-hosts conversations in... Read more »

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KPCC asks “Are you #LatinoEnough?”, sparks newsroom-spanning content

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts about inclusive journalism — journalism that is done with communities not for communities.  |  Follow the conversation here. Ashley Alvarado, Southern California Public Radio‘s public engagement editor, has long been a champion of listening to individuals and communities often excluded from news coverage and broader... Read more »

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A new collaboration with (Don’t) Guess My Race

PIN is excited to announce a collaboration with Interactive Diversity Solutions, creator of a web-based learning game called (Don’t) Guess My Race. This game in a one-of-a-kind interactive diversity program based on social science research that promotes cultural understanding, increases empathy and reduces bias, all wrapped up in a fun game. Participants who play (Don’t) Guess My... Read more »

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Newsrooms use PIN to drive award-winning content

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... Read more »

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You won’t believe how these nine newsrooms are using PIN in their politics coverage

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 »

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PIN launches a new University Bureau

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 »

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ONA finalists use PIN to drive reporting

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 »

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Quarterly newsletter: A look back on the last two years of PIN

In this quarter’s installment of the Public Insight Network newsletter, we celebrate the last two years of growth and innovation at PIN and PIN newsrooms, and ask for the help of our partners in taking a fresh look at our partner communications going forward. We highlight links to what PIN partners have been working on – the... Read more »