Become part of our Public Insight Network and join more than 100,000 people like you who help make Minnesota Public Radio News even stronger.
We'll ask you to share your observations, insights and experience. We then pass on your information to our reporters and editors who may follow up with a request for more information, or perhaps an interview. Or they may post your insights directly to the Web.
It's a great way to share what you know. So open up. And add your insight to the news coverage that half a million people count on every day.
Thanks to digital technology, our radio producers and reporters can quickly find and learn from thousands of people who have experience or knowledge on a story we are covering. We call this the Public Insight Network, and it relies on people like you — our public sources.
You have knowledge and insights that can help us cover the news in greater depth and uncover stories we might not otherwise find.
Some of our public sources end up in our radio programs and Web sites. Others prefer to just help us get at the heart of a story. Nothing you share with us goes onto the radio or the Web without your clear permission. So please help us create the great stories that have made you a public radio listener.
What you can expect by becoming a public source
• E-mails asking for your insight on issues we plan to cover — you respond only if you have knowledge, or forward to a friend with relevant experience in the topic.
• An occasional follow-up call or e-mail to get more information, if we follow a lead you provide.
• An open line for you to tell our radio programs what stories are important to you, your family and your community and help us set our coverage priorities.
• An occasional invitation to public insight meetings we hold in your area.
• No spam, marketing calls, or requests for money — your information is private and is not shared outside of a small circle of trusted journalists.