Avenue's Annual Arts Conference Holds Final Session This Thursday

by (Avenueforthearts)

Submitted 03-22-2021 under NONPROFITS

In 1969, the National Endowment of the Arts funded the installation of the Calder, spurring an arts boom within Grand Rapids. The Festival of the Arts followed one year later, along with many public art exhibitions for locals to interact with and...

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Journalism in the age of ArtPrize

by (Chelsea Best)

Submitted 11-01-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Ellie Williams, contributing writer for Chron, defines a journalist as someone who "educate[s] the public about events and issues and how they affect their lives." There are always new events and happenings in the Grand Rapids area for...

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GVSU alum returns home to speak about investigative journalism's role in the Larry Nassar case

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-27-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

A large group of people gathered in Grand Valley State University's Loosemore Auditorium on Monday, March 26, 2018 to hear GVSU 2005 School of Communications graduate and award winning Indianapolis Star journalist Marisa Kwiatkowski speak. It...

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Community journalists reflect on state of media, Grand Rapids in 2017

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-27-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We asked our community journalists their thoughts on writing for The Rapidian this year and the state of community news in 2017. Erica Soto: Writing for The Rapidian this year has been an unexpected and greatly rewarding experience. My passion for...

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Learn to tell your story on The Rapidian

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

With Labor Day Weekend past us, the start of fall is right around the corner. The Rapidian will host its first fall Community Journalism Workshop on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Public Library from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. At this...

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Catalyst Radio: Dustin Dwyer on five years with State of Opportunity

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-16-2017 under OPINION

Listen to or download the audio here.  Michigan Radio reporter Dustin Dwyer just wrapped up five years of reporting on the State of Opportunity project based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a series that explores what can be done to break the cycle...

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Catalyst Radio: Religion, media and Islamophobia

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-31-2017 under NEWS

Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, a scholar of religion and social activist, talks with Catalyst Radio about the way religion and religious minorities are represented in the news, and surrounding issues of concern for both producers and consumers of media....

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Catalyst Radio: Nathan Schneider on media, movements and building democracy into online platforms

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-11-2016 under OPINION

This week's interview is with Nathan Schneider, a scholar in residence of Media Studies at University of Colorado-Boulder. As a reporter who writes about religion, technology and resistance, his most current project - Platform Cooperativism - is...

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Community journalism workshop sparks discussion, features new reporter worksheet

by (Briana)

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NEWS

Yesterday at noon, The Rapidian held our Community Journalism Workshop at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. We had a light lunch courtsey of Cherry Deli and got into the particulars of writing and publishing on our website. Kiran Sood Patel,...

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Top five reasons to join The Rapidian's Intro to Community Journalism session on August 18

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 08-05-2016 under VOICES

This month, The Rapidian will kick off a series of three events focused on community journalism, Grand Rapids and your role in the future of this community. Do you read articles, stories, features and commentary on The Rapidian? Do you want to learn...

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