Oh baby, it’s on! Our KQED wants your stories, your ideas, your perspectives ‘n stuff.
(Remember when KQED was talking about doing Media 2.0 tings with the people behind what turned into The Bay Citizen? I think this is a part of what KQED has been planning as an alternative.)
Anyway, check it:
“KQED News has joined a new project designed to engage the community and increase the depth and breadth of our news coverage. The Public Insight Network at KQED relies on people from all walks of life to help shape the news. It blends the public’s knowledge with journalism’s core values: accuracy, integrity, and public service. You can find out more about the Public Insight Network at KQED at KQEDnews.org/publicinsight.”
All the deets, below.
Which experience, which sperpective, will you share?
“The Public Insight Network at KQED 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.
As a source for the Public Insight Network you can expect:
- About one email a month. We’ll regularly send out short questionnaires looking for background information and sources for stories we’re working on.
- An occasional follow-up. If you’re a fit for a story, our editors and reporters will contact you by phone or email.
- Confidentiality. We won’t quote you (on-air or online) without your permission. We also won’t ever use your information to seek donations or sell your information to a third party. Not even Ira Glass.
- A direct line to the KQED Newsroom. While KQED accepts ideas and pitches from everyone, joining the Public Insight Network will expedite our communication and let you know about specific stories we’re reporting on.
- To have an impact. You’ll not only inform KQED reporters and editors, but other newsrooms in the Public Insight Network as well.
Ready to sign up? Step right this way and fill out our sign up form or respond to one of the questions on the right. (And don’t forget to tell your friends!)
Want more information? Visit the FAQ page.
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