Sharon McNary runs KPCC’s Public Insight Network, a group of several thousand people who – by sharing their experiences and expertise -- help the newsroom cover Southern California. People who respond to Public Insight Network questions have been included in many KPCC award-winning news reports, including investigative coverage of prison conditions, long-form narratives, and talk show segments.
KPCC’s extensive observance of the 20th anniversary of the L.A. Riots in April drew on sources, insights and material gathered through PIN together with other outreach and engagement tactics. See it here: www.scpr.org/riots. In this blog post I’ll describe how we brought the pieces together over the course of several months, with the pace of questions,... Read more »
Through PIN, our reporters establish ongoing relationships with sources and learn about them over several months. That was the case with Troy Isaac (at right, on a bus in downtown Los Angeles). Isaac responded initially to our prison outreach questions, telling us he was a former inmate who had been raped in prison. He didn’t go... Read more »