American Public Media news initiative adds participant in Miami


APM is running a resources-sharing program bringing journalists from various disciplines together, and it has scored a pair of new allies in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market. The new additions to the Public Insight Network include newspaper Miami Herald and public radio station WLRN-FM.

The program is funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and its intention is to “…individuals a direct channel for sharing their knowledge, experience and insights with reporters around the country.”

The Herald is said to be the first major market newspaper to join the fold.

“The Miami Herald is the largest newsroom to date to adopt the Public Insight Network as a crowd sourcing platform – a partnership made even more valuable by the paper’s unique collaboration with WLRN,” said APM’s Linda Fantin. “The addition of Miami’s leading news organizations, in one of the most culturally diverse media markets in the country, opens new possibilities in collaborative journalism via the Public Insight Network, and we’re proud to be partnering with them.”