Thursday, March 29, 2012
We're teaming up with the Public Insight Network to conduct some surveys on the phenomenon of insider knowledge. Has your professional opinion ever been in complete disagreement with your personal point of view? We want to hear your story. Read more, & find out how to get in touch.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Much of the city's black population has moved south, including one group of former New Yorkers who now make their home in what's sometimes called the New South.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Sometimes brutal honesty is the best medicine.
After sending a thank-you note to the respondents of a Public Insight Network question about job fairs, one of them emailed me. Richard Williams stated he felt the Public Insight Network is "very distant and not rewarding."
Reading those words broke my heart. But after corresponding with Richard, I have some new ideas to ensure a positive experience for Public Insight Network participants. I think our system works best ...
Friday, March 18, 2011
WNYC Radio's Public Insight Network has about 80 educators across New York City and New Jersey. I lovingly call them our army of parents and teachers because we often need to summon them to provide insights on a variety of education-related stories.
A few days ago, Beth Fertig, our education reporter asked me to find in our Network a social studies teacher who was adapting his or her classroom lessons to the revolution in Egypt and the events occurring across the mid-east as well as Libya and Tunisia.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Cathie Black, school closures, teacher layoffs, PCB's...
Lately, there has been one event after the next in the education world that could have a big impact on students, parents and educators. WNYC Radio wanted to capture the consequences of such events, understand the current state of New York City schools, and discover new aspects of the story we may have overlooked.
While I feel bad taking advantage of the challenges in education, it was the perfect way to begin engaging people in the Public Insight Network and to convince new people to join. Education affects everyone one way or another.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
There are different ways to get people to join our Public Insight Network. My favorite way is meeting people face to face at one of WNYC's special events.
For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WNYC and WQXR hosted Made in America: King's Dream in Today's Economy. The speakers at the event really dove into King's ideas on labor rights and how all kinds of people should be given the opportunity to achieve the "American Dream."
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Hello! I recently joined the WNYC family as the Public Insight Analyst, or as some of my co-workers like to say, the bridge between you and our newsroom. My job is to listen to your personal experiences and knowledge and relay it to WNYC's journalists. With your permission, they will use your insights to report on what's really going in your world and your neighborhood.