The Public Insight Network at witf allows you to share your experience directly with our newsroom. Whether it's your profession, your neighborhood, your hobbies, or that story you tell over and over again at dinner parties — you have knowledge we want. Become a Public Insight source and help keep the news real.
The Public Insight Network (PIN) is a new way for people to share their insights, knowledge and expertise with journalists to make news coverage more accurate, relevant, transparent and trustworthy.
If you sign up to be a source in the PIN, journalists authorized by American Public Media may contact you via telephone, texting, survey forms, email and social media to ask editorially relevant questions about topics related to their reporting.
We will read what you share. Your insights are important to us. We may contact you to follow up on what you have shared.
We will do our best to let you know if/how we used what you shared. This will be through an email that will let you know we've seen the response and where we are headed with reporting.
We won’t publish, broadcast or distribute your responses without your explicit permission. Unless you have given us permission to publish within your response, this means we will contact you if we want to publish what you’ve shared.
We do this for two reasons:
We may edit them before publishing them. Also, we aren’t required to use them, and we have the right to reuse or republish them later.
The data you supply via PIN is stored in a separate, secure database. It may be accessed by PIN-authorized journalists as part of their reporting. It is never combined with information that you provide as a part of other relationships that you may have with APM or participating PIN newsrooms.
Your personal information and responses will only be seen by PIN partner newsrooms, APM PIN editorial and software development staff, and contractors who perform technology related tasks, research or database work for or on behalf of APM systems. All contractors and researchers are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
When you engage with a newsroom through PIN it’s about journalism – only. We will not use your information for marketing, membership or promotional purposes. The journalism-business firewall means that as a source in the Public Insight Network:
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