Posts Tagged: politics

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 »

What would you tell lawmakers about immigration?

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Immigrants await a naturalization ceremony to become U.S. citizens at the district office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on January 28, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Some 38,000 immigrants became U.S. citizens at the Newark office alone in 2012.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has outlined an immigration policy overhaul that includes a path to citizenship. President Barack Obama has publicly praised the plan. Now we want to hear from you. If you had the ear of a senator, or even the president, what would you want to share about your own experience with America’s… Read more »

Stories: “Why I own a gun”

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Photo of David Hines, a gun owner from Louisville, Ky.

As with many issues, how we feel about guns often depends on our experiences with them. Here, some gun owners share the stories of the nuanced relationships they have with firearms.

What informs your position on gun issues?

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Firearms Enthusiasts Practice Shooting At Gun Range

Our hunch is that people come to their ideas about guns less through the arguments of politicians and more through their own experience and the stories they hear from people they know. So we’re asking for your stories.