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

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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 »

PIN launches a new University Bureau

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PIN 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 »

ONA finalists use PIN to drive reporting

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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 »

Measuring PIN in your newsroom: A how-to guide

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Download the full Public Insight Network evaluation how-to guide here. If something is important to you and you want it to improve, you measure it.  Want to get in better shape?  Metrics can help.  If you’re trying to become a better baker, lowering the ratio of burned-to-not-burned cookies is a good thing.  When journalists hear… Read more »

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

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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 »

PIN Camp 2013 Hackathon

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Heading to PINCamp this June? Come a day early to hack the day away and develop a PIN tool of your own.

WTUL’s ‘Deep Dialogue’ series asks: Where are you from?

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Featured speakers Ben Mintz, Derwin Wilright Jr., and Shana griffin.

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.