Across the country, PIN sources are sharing personal stories and expertise to help journalists deepen reporting on a range of topics. This is a collection of stories produced by PIN Bureau partner newsrooms and informed by PIN sources. Scroll to the bottom to see the most recent PIN-driven stories.
As a part of their continuing coverage on childhood poverty in Colorado, Colorado Public Radio spoke with two PIN sources about what it was like to grow up in poverty.
With costs above the national average, some New Hampshire families are finding it hard to find or afford childcare. New Hampshire Public Radio spoke to a PIN source about her experiences.
After voting in Wichita’s elections, PIN sources share their voting experiences with the Wichita Eagle.
Utah Public Radio used six PIN sources as part of her social media campaign for her story about an outdoor work of art.
Three Arizona PIN sources weighed in on the Common Core debate with their experiences and perspectives.
A PIN source and her husband share why they waited to get married, helping Colorado Public Radio explore why divorce rates in Colorado have lowered.
The Kansas Senate passed a bill that would allow people to carry a concealed gun without a permit. Three PIN sources shared their perspective on the bill.
A very diverse collection of PIN sources submitted their best Wichita State Shocker fan photos for a Wichita Eagle photo contest.
PIN sources help give insight into the potential impact of a new proposed paid leave program, in a report by Colorado Public Radio.
A PIN source gives insight into the possible emotional effects of being a juror for the Aurora theater shooting case and the stress it can create.
Three PIN sources shared their stories with The Wichita Eagle about the proposed tobacco tax increase. Their insights were included in a story and video on the topic.
Cronkite News asked parents and teachers for their views on the use of the Common Core State Standards in Arizona schools. Steve Hughes, a local middle school math teacher, shares his perspective on assessments with reporter Mark Mingura.
Cronkite News is reporting on bills in the state legislature that would stop the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in Arizona. PIN Bureau analyst Kylie Gumpert shared a few PIN source perspectives.
Cronkite News is covering an house bill that would prohibit children under the age of 18 from entering tanning salons. Broadcast reporter Angelie Meehan interviewed a PIN source who is a young model and a melanoma patient.
Super Bowl XLIX was the most watched TV program in U.S. history. So, why didn’t some people watch it? PIN sources offered some insight.
PIN sources from across the country shared their perspectives on some of the 2014 ads. The Center for Public Integrity publishes insights from nine of them.
Is a state nonprofit that spends money to influence elections a political committee? Using PIN sources, Cronkite News takes a look into ‘dark money’ in politics.
Arizona PIN sources on how they initially reacted to the events in Ferguson after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson.
Colorado Public Radio’s “Colorado Matters” program spoke with three PIN sources who shared experiences regarding armed teachers in state classrooms.
WAMU in Washington D.C. gathered PIN Bureau responses to our query on the Washington Redskins’ team name. Take a look on WAMU’s website.
Colorado Public Radio’s “Colorado Matters” spoke with a PIN source about her experience with the housing market.
The PIN Bureau was able to help Cronkite News reporter Rachel Lund find a voter voice that spoke about his voting habits.
The Arizona Capitol Times ran a story from Cronkite News in which sources discuss their concerns about upcoming elections.
Marjorie Hundtoft, a PIN source, agreed to talk to News21 reporter Sarah Ferris about a loved one she lost to gun violence.
Using Arizona PIN sources, Cronkite News sums up some of the issues concerning citizens about this election.
News21 reporters used the PIN Bureau to talk to the family of a man killed in the 2011 Tucson shooting.
A PIN source provides background information for News21 fellows Katie Campbell and Dom DiFurio as they investigate marijuana’s environmental impact.
After speaking with sources at The Nash, a venue at the center of a downtown Phoenix jazz resurgence, she shares a guide to other local jazz hot spots.
Margaret Staniforth shares three PIN sources’ stories of love, loss and the thrill of the open road.
PIN sources reflected on their experiences to offer advice to other Latina business owners.
This Black History Month, Cronkite News featured an influential pastor who was suggested by a PIN source.
In a story that aired on Cronkite News, Hodges said people need to look past politics when it comes to climate change and focus on what is best for the future.
Despite some budget cuts to Arizona education, many are pushing for arts programs to stay in schools. A PIN source recommends ways for parents to expose their children to the arts.
Following the recent installation of bike lanes along First and Second streets in Wichita, multiple PIN sources shared positive and negative feedback on the change.
PIN connected Colorado Public Radio with two of the participants in the round table discussion.
Nearly 500,000 Arizona voters submitted ballots ahead of the March 22 presidential preference election. A PIN source shared his thoughts on the effectiveness of candidate appearances and advertisements in a state with a significant number of early voters.
As part of coverage of Black History Month, PIN sources nominated someone inspiring in their lives. Cronkite News profiled a master tailor who was nominated by a source.
A PIN source shared a story with Cronkite News about his experiences with black business owners in Arizona.
PIN sources helped inform Cronkite News Borderlands reporters while they covered the pope’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border. PIN sources shared their thoughts on Pope Francis, immigration and more. Insights from two PIN sources were featured in a story about the visit to the border.
The PIN source offered insight to a story about Hispanic, Latino and Chicano students’ educational paths and identities.
PIN sources shared personal experiences in an article about Arizona DREAMers.
A PIN source talked about how her love of math led to a career in engineering in a story about Hispanic people in the engineering field.
Charitable giving has been rising in the Wichita area. Multiple PIN sources share the reasons they give during the holiday season.
PIN sources shared their unique Thanksgiving traditions with Cronkite News reporter Tom Blanton. The story highlights the ways the holiday is both changing and staying the same.
Arizona adventurers shared their hiking photos and experiences with the PIN Bureau.
Some of the best Kansas restaurants are located in small towns, according to Wichitans. The Wichita Eagle used PIN sources recommendations in this story about favorite eateries worth checking out.
PIN helped Colorado Public Radio reach millennial voters who do not identify with a political party. “Since September, 30,535 voters have registered with the Colorado Democratic party,” reporter Ben Markus said. A PIN source also provided insight for the rising registration numbers before the Colorado caucus.
Viewers set a new record for this year’s presidential primary debates. PIN sources who have been following the debates compare them to sporting events and reality TV shows.
A PIN source gave insight into why he is not part of the golf community.
PIN did digital outreach through Facebook and forums to reach the Muslim community. Our sources revealed the misconceptions and touched on the everyday life of Muslims in Colorado.
As part of continued coverage of the debate over Apple allowing the FBI to use encrypted data, Cronkite News quoted 11 PIN sources to show different perspectives.
PIN sources provide insight on student diversity in K-12 schools as part of a project for the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting
Arizona voters faced long lines and other issues in the presidential preference elections on March 22. Forty PIN sources shared their photos and experiences from the polls. Cronkite News included insights from five PIN sources on Twitter.
PIN sources helped informed Cronkite News coverage of concussions in Arizona youth hockey.
PIN source Terry Bernier contributed her story as a mother whose son struggles with heroin addiction.
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With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington, D.C., new laws are causing confusion regarding what is – and is not – legal. A PIN source shares his experience with founding a business that helps D.C. residents grow marijuana in their homes.
We asked sources what they thought about diversity in news coverage and staff.
With the presidential primary elections in full swing NHPR reached out to independent voters to see which candidates they are considering. PIN sources shared their insights.
As Washington gets ready to regulate its medical marijuana plan and recreational use, a PIN source and medical marijuana recipient shares his perspective on the state’s possession limits.
The Wichita Eagle shares senior discount tips and information gathered from PIN sources. Sources inform The Wichita Eagle about discounts on veterinary services, animal adoptions, restaurants and liquor stores.
Cronkite News tweets out nine images featuring sources’ suggestions for Arizona’s new slogan. The tweets were retweeted and favorited.
The pope is visiting the U.S. and is stopping in D.C. to talk to Congress. Cronkite News shared four PIN sources’ perspectives on his visit and what that might mean for the separation of church and state.
Two PIN sources talked to a reporter from Cronkite News about how the South Mountain Freeway will make their lives easier. The process of building the South Mountain Freeway began recently after years of debate and anticipation.
As major politicians pull out of the race for House speaker, PIN sources suggest popular comedians such as Sarah Silverman and Jon Stewart step up and take the job.
Sources from across the state of Colorado shared their views on the death penalty with Colorado Public Radio. PIN sources Kate Solisti, Anne Landman and Tom McHenry spoke with Colorado Matters’ host Ryan Warner about the issue. Listen here.