Want to get involved with The Rapidian Reporter Program? Here's how.

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 01-29-2024 under NEWS

Following the successful relaunch of The Rapidian newsroom in October 2023 and the introduction of the Grand Rapids Documenters Program, The Rapidian is excited to announce a new and improved Rapidian Reporter Program to make local newsmaking more...

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A toast to five years: The Rapidian celebrates its anniversary

by (HiteDesign)

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS

The Rapidian celebrated its five-year anniversary on Tuesday, September 23, at the SiTE:LAB 2014 ArtPrize venue, The Morton GR. The evening brought in guests of all ages to celebrate the hyperlocal news source and its commitment to citizen...

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Join us!

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-23-2012 under OPINION

It's here: time to show support for The Rapidian. Donate now- and be sure to check out the donation premiums available as a way to say thank you to our supporters!

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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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Looking ahead: beats on The Rapidian

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-30-2011 under OPINION

We're always looking for creative ways to give our readers more information about the city of Grand Rapids. We are also know we have quite a lot of reporters that have strong, passionate interests in one specific topic. Some of us would be...

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Observations from Block by Block, a community news summit

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 09-28-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff: Last Thursday, I pinwheeled through the freeways separating our city from that tall bold slugger known as Chicago. It was the first Block by Block summit (BxB), a conference organized by Michele McClellan of the Reynolds...

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The Rapidian turns ONE and is still growing

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 09-15-2010 under OPINION

Has it been a year already? The Rapidian’s one-year birthday is today, Sept. 15. Looking back on these past 12 months, we’ve all learned a lot from the community, our contributors, our partners and our readers. Today, The Rapidian officially ends...

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Hyperlocal: Trendy tag or fundamental value?

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 09-08-2010 under OPINION

Dictionary.com has no definition for the word “hyperlocal.” Microsoft Word consistently provides a red underline alert, unapologetically pointing out that I have either mistyped, or that I’m just making stuff up. Over two years ago...

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An Intro to Citizen Journalism - the rapidian press pit #3

by (scott warren)

Submitted 02-01-2010 under OPINION

 This past week  the Rapidian's 3rd press pit, which brought a chance for local citizen journalists to come together and exchange ideas and gain advice from each other, was held at the Rapidian's Wealthy St office. I was anxious to meet...

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