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Join me: How I got into journalism

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 05-15-2013 under VOICES

When people ask me how I became a journalist, I usually say, "I stumbled into it." At the age of 24 I got laid off after working at Coca-Cola for five years. At that time I thought my career would be as a soda salesmen. I shudder to think...

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New specialty internships to explore local breweries, farmers, creative class

by (Renato)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

Imagine spending your summer keeping tabs on our local breweries and sitting down each week to learn a brewer's story. And then sharing it with your community. Or imagine visiting with our local farmers. Or nonprofits. Or the wide variety of...

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Catalyst Radio: Mary Ullmer remaking her career as a journalist

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-12-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we visit with local journalist Mary Ullmer. Ullmer was most recently sports editor for The Grand Rapids Press,...

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Amy Goodman to speak at Wealthy Theatre September 18

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 08-31-2012 under NONPROFITS

Amy Goodman will take the stage on Sept. 18, 2012 at noon to talk about the 2012 elections and community media at the Wealthy Theatre, a service of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC).  Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman is well...

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Catalyst Radio: GVSU's Vandana Magal, on newspaper industry, global and local media

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-24-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Vandana Magal, associate professor of Journalism at Grand Valley State University’s School of Communications, joins us on Catalyst Radio to...

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Catalyst Radio: Meet citizen journalism reporter Jon Dunn

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-29-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we Feature Jon Dunn, citizen journalism reporter on The Rapidian. Dunn’s articles largely focus on city...

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Cook Arts Center hosts student exhibit of artwork centered on immigration, injustice

by (GAAH)

Submitted 05-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

Almost three months ago, teacher Alex Escamilla's 8th grade journalism students sat in the art studio at the Cook Arts Center, waiting to be introduced to local artist Reyna Garcia. Some of them chatted while others goofed off, and a few waited...

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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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Catalyst Radio: Brian J. Bowe, on the state of journalism

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-13-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio we talk about the mission of journalism with Brian J. Bowe, a professor of journalism at Grand Valley State...

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Catalyst Radio: Tommy Allen talks about his writing, passion for creativity

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-06-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Tommy Allen has worked in Grand Rapids as a journalist in a variety media, largely focusing on art and creative efforts. Allen currently serves as...

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