Catalyst Radio: "Fake News in the Headlines"

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-13-2017 under NEWS

In this conversation with Len O'Kelly and Eric Harvey, Assistant Professors in Grand Valley State University's School of Communications, we explore the history of fake news, the evolving ethics of online media and social media companies, and...

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Connect to the City of Grand Rapids government through social media

by (NicoleGR)

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids has been working to make it easier for citizens who use social media to learn more about their city. Frequent posts bring up a variety of issues over multiple social media websites very quickly. "Sometimes that's...

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Local nonprofit awarded new Toyota pickup truck

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 08-02-2012 under NEWS

On July 28, Family Promise of Grand Rapids was awarded a new Toyota pickup truck through Toyota’s “100 cars for good” competition. Family Promise was invited to apply for a grant and was later chosen as a finalist along with 500...

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The City of Grand Rapids hopes to get social with you

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 05-23-2012 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is in the midst of a transformation. With five years worth of a temporary tax hike totaling $32 million dollars, they're hoping to overhaul the city's business plan top to bottom. They say a more fiscally responsible...

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Grand Rapids vies for $1M grant in Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-09-2012 under NONPROFITS

Listen closely, and you can hear the clatter of keystrokes as thousands of Grand Rapids residents advocate for the city’s hunger-relief organizations. Today marks the beginning of Walmart’s Fighting Hunger Together Facebook campaign. As...

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Rapidian infuses Facebook commenting on articles

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 01-30-2012 under OPINION

For many of us, social sites like Facebook are where we have conversations and interactions with people about anything and everything happening around us. Even here at The Rapidian, we use social media regularly to share our stories. In doing this,...

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Catalyst Radio: Community Conversation on The Rapidian

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-30-2011 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. INTERVIEW Hear what Grand Rapids' citizen journalists and local readers are discussing. The Rapidian's Managing Editor Holly Bechiri and Community...

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Spreading the News

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 05-24-2011 under OPINION

It's no surprise to you that we make a big deal about the importance of our community of volunteer Rapidian reporters. The entire model of The Rapidian depends on local people stepping up to report the news, not merely consume it. We continue to...

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New Feature Tuesday: Suggestions Slider

by (George)

Submitted 11-23-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: A new feature announcement on a Tuesday can really only mean one thing. That’s right, it’s New Feature Tuesday! 
This time we only have one new feature that we are ready to talk about, the suggestions slider, and actually...

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Bylines, RSS feeds, mapping and Facebook stuff: The Rapidian has some new features!

by (George)

Submitted 10-26-2010 under OPINION

Now that the craziness of ArtPrize is behind us, we can breathe and finally tell you about the new features we have quietly launched on (and off) the site over the last couple of weeks. That's right, people, it's "New Feature Tuesday" again! ...

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