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Pyramid Scheme to support The Rapidian with second Night Out

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On Monday, December 3, from open to close, the Pyramid Scheme will be taking 20% of your beer. In fact, they'll be taking 20% right off the top of whatever you order. That's because on that one special night, 20% of your purchases will be...

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The ones in the middle: our experience as citizen journalists

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-29-2012 under VOICES

Yesterday afternoon, my neighbors and I were all working to capture a moment that overtook our neighborhood. I was running around trying to get video, find the fire chief and get information from a variety of neighbors. Kerri and Kyle Esterley and...

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Rapidian still reaching for 250-donor goal

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-26-2012 under OPINION

Someone asked me this morning: What's your goal with this fund drive? Why are you doing it? What are you going to do with the money? Why should I invest my money? So I thought I'd give you the "short version" answer to those questions: Our goal is...

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The power of citizen journalism

by (Rob Cole)

Submitted 04-19-2012 under OPINION

I grew up in what is now called the print era. My siblings and I were nourished by a wealth of newspapers, magazines, and books with which our parents filled our home. For us, reading was as much a part of family life as dinner. I still remember...

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Rapidian supports community news, reporters

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 04-18-2012 under OPINION

We're in an incredibly interesting time. The explosion of technology has meant many great things for civilization, but in other ways we're seeing the negative effects play out. The role of the media in our society has been diminished. Not...

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Join us in supporting hyperlocal

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 04-17-2012 under OPINION

In 2010, I wrote a Rapidian piece about the increasing attention to the concept of “hyperlocal” in news and journalism circles. Relating to the Rapidian, I referred to it as “small stories about the details of being a community....

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Contest: Describe The Rapidian in 10 words or less

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 04-16-2012 under OPINION

As we gear up for our very first fund drive, we're looking to you, our readers, reporters and supporters, to tell us your thoughts on...well, us. How would you describe The Rapidian... ...in 10 words or less? Post your description on our...

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Join us in supporting The Rapidian

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-16-2012 under OPINION

Over three years ago, our publisher Laurie Cirivello hatched a brilliant plan. What if we had a news platform in Grand Rapids that all of its citizens had access to? What if all citizens could be trained, provided the necessary tools and be...

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New internships posted with opportunities to be part of The Rapidian

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under OPINION

Here at The Rapidian, we are moving forward in full force to continue developing the growth of community journalism, an important part of the community. There are so many exciting things we hope to introduce to our readers and reporters in the...

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Catalyst Radio: The Rapidian's ABCs of ArtPrize

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (8:07) This week, The Rapidian's content editor is in the hot seat as she chats with Catalyst Radio about upcoming features on the Community Media...

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