Aug 2, 2010

Public Insight Network to be tailored for Spanish-speaking sources in Miami

The Miami Herald and WLRN-FM have joined American Public Media's Public Insight Network, the citizen journalism system for tapping audience members as sources. The Herald, an editorial partner with WLRN's newsroom since 2000, is the first major daily newspaper to join the web-powered sourcing system. The partners plan to tailor their network for Spanish-speaking audiences. "Our participation in the Public Insight Network will be personalized to the communities we serve, and will include a bilingual user interface to ensure we're interacting with all of our readers and listeners," says Rick Hirsch, senior editor of multimedia for the Herald. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, helmed by former Miami Herald Publisher and PBS Board Chair Alberto Ibarg├╝en, provides funding to the Public Insight Network.

1 comment:

Julie Drizin said...

This is very exciting news. PIJ had terrific potential for engaging Latinos and expanding the service of public media to our country's growing Spanish-speaking population. I recently wrote a blog post about public radio's outreach to Latinos and will add this to the mix.

Julie Drizin
Twitter: @AIRMQ2