APM partners up for Carolinas Public Insight Network

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The Charlotte Observer, American Public Media and the Charlotte Viewpoint website last weekend (Sept. 11) launched its citizen-sourced Carolinas Public Insight Network. It’s a confidential database of volunteer news sources, according to the site. “You connect with our newsroom through the Web, and then agree on occasion to receive an e-mail asking for your insights and expertise,” explained Observer editor Rick Thames. Longtime Observer editor Cindy Montgomery is heading up the effort.