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The Rapidian is a citizen journalism news source intended to increase the flow of local news and information in the Grand Rapids community and its neighborhoods.

By providing tools, training, platforms and support, we hope to empower neighborhood residents to report the news from the inside out. We are an outlet for Grand Rapidians to become more than just content consumers but also providers by becoming citizen journalists.

We graduated from beta phase on our first birthday but still appreciate any feedback from visitors to make the site experience better.

The Rapidian launched on Sept. 15, 2009 and is a department of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center with funding and support from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Slemons Foundation and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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