Twenty-one percent of PIN sources have shared their race or ethnicity with us. What does it mean for us, as journalists, when the words “mutt” or “human” or “carbon-based” show up as answers to that question?
Through PIN, Colorado Public Radio assembled a politically diverse group of six voters and invited them to CPR’s studios for a special debate watch dinner party (and taping).
We take an in-depth look at two recent Public Insight Network stories: one about Defense Department cuts and another about contact sports and kids.
One of the things journalists working with the Public Insight Network get really good at is coming up with successful and inventive ways to ask questions of their sources. And when queries are successful with one audience, often they can be successful with other groups too: So we encourage our community of journalists and editors… Read more »
In the second quarter of 2012 both the number of newsrooms using PIN and the number of new sources grew -- by 15 and 14,440, respectively. PIN newsrooms published 257 queries and heard from 6,283 sources who have agreed to help inform the news.
In today’s episode of PINcast, we discuss what happens when a person answers a newsroom’s questions with false information, as we chat with the St. Louis Beacon’s Linda Lockhart and the PIN’s own Joellen Easton.
Comments, photos and video have long been the currency of the interactive web. Somehow, audio got skipped. But now smartphones and services like SoundCloud are making it easy for users to share their own voices with public radio stations.
Since 2008, Budget Hero, which was developed by the Public Insight team at American Public Media (APM) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, has been helping Americans better understand how the massive federal budget works, the various tradeoffs involved, and how fiscal decisions affect Americans and future generations. With debt and deficit concerns… Read more »
Executive producer Kate Moos on the new PIN editorial project, the team that’s making it all happen, and how it’s going to change the world.
WAMU in Washington, D.C. joined PIN only about six months ago. In those six months, WAMU’s senior news editor Rebecca Blatt and online managing editor Seth Liss have experimented with using PIN as a resource for a wide variety of programming — from feature reporting to talk shows, to a pet segment. What’s struck me about their work, beyond the variety,… Read more »