Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting the work being done in partner newsrooms receiving Public Insight Network engagement funding. This week, Prairie Public Broadcasting launched its anti-bullying engagement project with a query to 450 school superintendents, principals and counselors across North Dakota.
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.
In conjunction with the PBS documentary ‘MAKERS: Women Who Changed America,’ Harrisburg, Pa.’s WITF decided to cover women who have had an impact on Central Pennsylvania, with the goal of connecting local stories with national coverage.
We talk to Michigan Radio’s Sarah Alvarez. She just finished working on a five-part series about the education system in Stockbrige, Mich., a small town about an hour away from Ann Arbor, where the schools are operating on a shoestring budget and the students are getting creative with their learning.
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.
Colorado Public Radio has been reporting on race gaps in Colorado in partnership with I-News Network, a nonprofit investigative news service. I-News studied census data from 1960 to 2010 and found that blacks and Latinos are falling behind whites in education, income and homeownership. It’s an important story because Colorado was once a national model for minority progress.
Former New York mayor Ed Koch became famous during his time leading the city for bringing New Yorkers into the governing process by asking, simply: “How am I doing?” Newsrooms can use PIN to do just that: Signal you are willing to listen, to ask about what you’re missing, and to invite your community into your coverage.
PIN analyst Ashley Alvarado brought her personal experience with adoption to a wide-ranging project and live event about that topic featuring families with stories from around the globe.
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.
The Public Insight Network is offering up to $2,500 in funds to support public media stations’ efforts at engaging their communities in conversation around topics important to them.