Michael Caputo

Engagement Manager - Public Insight Network
American Public Media
A belief that journalism could better connect with those who need the information led Mike to the Public Insight Network in 2006. He served as a PIN journalist for the Minnesota Public Radio newsroom, then he coached and counseled newsrooms around the country on the PIN tools and the PIN approach.

Now as engagement manager, he focuses on the sources in PIN by designing strategies to grow the network, directing engagement with sources and assessing the source experience. He specializes in planning and convening forums that serve journalism, from roundtable discussions to events that can fill a hall.

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Nothing beats building on a good thing

That’s precisely how to describe the position I’m in as the PIN support analyst for the Local Journalism Centers. The analysts who work for the LJCs directly (Peggy Lowe, Sarah Alvarez and Nick Blumberg) have gotten into the groove of adding sources to their networks, gathering sources’ insights, and working that material into content. When... Read more »