From the Rapidian staff
Each week, a Rapidian staffer will publish a piece related to goings-on at The Rapidian, developments in the world of citizen journalism and tips for making the most of the site.Click here for past editorials.
Other articles by the same author
As we continue to grow, The Rapidian is ready to have some mentorship happening on a new level. You might even get college credit for it, if you’re into college and all that (or should I say, more simply, “if you’re in college”).
There are so many ways to be involved in our community here at The Rapidian. You can add comments if you’re a user, you can write articles as a reporter, or you can become an editorial mentor. Those are all great ways for citizens to become an integral part of this citizen journalism project!
Some of you, however, are those “writer types,” or maybe just those “media types,” the ones that think online content can be more than words (It can be photos and audio interviews and videos and maps and infographics and...!) Maybe you have this thing for AP style, and like to start arguments with people about whether or not a person should put one or two spaces between sentences. I mean, I don’t know, maybe you’re that kind of person. (I, personally, never get ridiculously fussy about, say, a misplaced apostrophe in a possessive use of the word “its.” Never.)
So for those of you who would like to get some work experience in the journalism/writing fields, we are now offering the opportunity to become an intern here at The Rapidian. We can’t offer you cash money, but we can give you college credit, or something to brag about on your resume, and a nice portfolio of writing samples to show off. Of course, we'll also get the chance to learn from each other along the way.
We’ve got four different internships to choose from, so even if you aren’t focusing on just your writing skills, there’s something else you may be interested in. For example, I’m currently looking for some great writers who would also be able to harness their passions for things like local food, city government, or the arts. That passion can be utilized to head up a group of citizen reporters as they form a coverage “pod.” Take a look at the Editorial Intern description for more information.
Reporters, let me know if you’d be interested in being a part of a coverage pod! Anything you’re passionate about enough to write regularly about, let us know. If we can get at least a few of you together as a community of reporters, we could create a pod so you can tackle the news as a team.
Readers, let us know what areas you would like to read more about. Maybe we’ll put an intern to task to make that happen!
Aspiring interns: send in your resume, cover letter, and some samples of what you can do with a pen and paper (or, you know, keys on a laptop): show us what you've got! Our entire community could benefit from your contributions here on The Rapidian.
the red penner, ink slinger, storyteller, page changer. when not working as the managing editor at The Rapidian, holly is typically found scribbling in her journal, playing in her studio, getting muddy in the garden, or experimenting in the kitchen. she has a not-so-tiny boy for a son and a very patient man for a husband.