Before joining the Public Insight Network as an analyst, Meg Cramer was a public insight journalist for Changing Gears at Michigan Radio. There, she engaged with sources around issues of economic change throughout the Midwest.
Over the last year, Meg has been focused on helping people participate in the news-making process. Her reporting has aired on Marketplace, WBEZ and Michigan Radio.
Where are you from, originally? This simple question was the topic of a discussion at Community Book Center in New Orleans in April, and prompted a sweeping conversation about race, class, displacement, and what it means to be from a rapidly changing city with deep roots.
Whitesburg, Ky.'s WMMT has developed an engagement project focused on giving people in Appalachia a voice in the conversation about unemployment and healthcare resources, issues that are among the most pressing problems in the region.
When the Associated Press updated its stylebook to remove the term “illegal immigrant,” John Rosman from the Fronteras Desk wondered how others describe people who live in the U.S. illegally, so he sent out a query and started mapping responses. KPCC’s Ashley Alvarado took notice. “As soon as I saw the Fronteras Desk map, I had... Read more »
WLRN-Miami Herald News recently launched "That's so Miami," a PIN-fueled poetry project that's asking sources to contribute to "The Poetry Travel Guide to South Flordia," a collection of poems about Miami culture.
Newsrooms around the country have been using the Public Insight Network to bring firsthand veteran experience to their reporting and to bring people together for engagement events in their communities.
The Public Insight Network is pleased to announce that we will be funding community engagement efforts in 18 public media newsrooms. The funding is intended to help stations generate content, organize events and meet the information needs of their communities through engagement.
Looking for new ways to tell the stories of your listeners? Why not ask them to share their lives -- in sound? See how a handful of newsrooms have approached the challenge of using the sounds their communities have shared.
Through January we collected stories from Midwesterners who have left the region as part of our Midwest Migration project. So far, we have heard from close to 200 people from around the world and featured over 50 sources on a dedicated page. We will be wrapping things up with an on-air piece and longer posts... Read more »