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Art Hounds goes East Coast

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The Public Insight Network has long powered Minnesota Public Radio’s popular arts segment, Art Hounds. Three hounds, found each week through PIN, each discuss an arts event that shouldn’t be missed. MPR debuted Art Hounds three years ago and now more than 800 hounds have recommended great Minnesota art events, installations and shows. Now, in a first,… Read more »

PINcast: Episode 3: Dispatches from PINcamp!

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Today I bring you the third episode of PINcast, the podcast in which we highlight noteworthy stories created by journalists working with the Public Insight Network. Today you’re in for a special treat because we are diving into dispatches from PINcamp – it’s an event held at Minnesota Public Radio and it’s for PIN journalists… Read more »

OPB listens to the community

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The school year wraps up in our state – and so too does Oregon Public Broadcasting’slong look at how educators and parents are trying to deal with budget belt-tightening in Learning with Less. The Public Insight Network tools helped inform this reporting effort by Rob Manning from the first query sent out in August to a query on the effect… Read more »

A look back at PIN Camp 2

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Today, I’m back in Long Beach, CA after an intensive week in St. Paul, where the PIN team hosted the second annual PINCamp for Public Insight Network partners.  Bringing partners together is always invigorating and illuminating — and the best part is that 9 years in, on any given topic, not only is APM not… Read more »

Is that source in your story a woman?

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Women’s Media Center has some startling statistics about the crisis of representation in the media. In 2010, according to the Global Media Monitoring Project, only 24% of the people interviewed, heard, seen, or read about in mainstream broadcast and print news were female. Let’s digest that for a second…. we live in a nation that is 51% female,… Read more »

PINcast: Episode 2!

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Today I bring you episode two of PINcast, the podcast in which we highlight noteworthy stories created by journalists working with the Public Insight Network. This week we take a look at a series about Minnesota “outsiders” from Minnesota Public Radio, a new Tumblr blog from Oregon Public Broadcasting featuring stories about race and identity,… Read more »

“Where Did Everybody Go?” – a special from Changing Gears

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From Meg Cramer, PIN analyst with Changing Gears: This week, Changing Gears will air “Where Did Everybody Go?,” an hour-long special inspired by the PIN-sourced “Midwest Migration” project. The special examines some of the dynamics of Midwestern out-migration, and the challenges the region faces when it comes to keeping young, talented people from leaving. The… Read more »

When it comes to journalism and engagement, the dirty word is…

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When a newsroom decides it wants real engagement with the audience, the next question is: “How do we make it happen?” The answer can be boiled down to one word: Campaign. That word makes most reporters/editors squirm, as thoughts of marketing (an advertising campaign) or partisan politics (the campaign to elect X) come to mind. But… Read more »