Hillcrest students learn about their community

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 01-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

At Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training (KVO/CBOT) our vision is to advocate for and educate every student to be independent, authentic and fulfilled members of their community and to educate the larger community of the...

[read more]

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,...

[read more]

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...

[read more]

Being The Rapidian in 2011

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 12-31-2010 under OPINION

There is something about the end of a year and the start of a new one that energizes me. I don't make resolutions; but write goals for things I want to accomplish. I also find the end of the year a time where I reflect (usually fondly) on what I've...

[read more]

Media literacy: Distinguishing political coverage

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 08-03-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: Right around fall time every year, the city is caught in a maelstrom of election coverage. There is so much news coverage pouring out of papers, screens and in 1s and 0s that it can be difficult to wade through the type...

[read more]

You, with your ear to the ground!

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-27-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: During our press pit last week about breaking news, Grand Rapids Press' Web Producer Kate Nagengast made some very good points. It was the day after a cancelled Grand Rapids Public Schools board meeting. Emotions were...

[read more]

Sisters in Social Media

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 04-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

We've finally taken the plunge into the social media arena. The Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids now have a facebook fan page at . If you are not a facebook member, you can still click on ...

[read more]

Localizing a larger story for The Rapidian audience

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 03-24-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff*: As a hyperlocal news source, a main thrust behind The Rapidian is to cover the news and events that affect lives within the City of Grand Rapids, but there’s no denying that news happens outside these boundaries. Health care...

[read more]

Defining your article by newsworthiness and content

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 02-02-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff*: When submitting stories for the Rapidian, they must be categorized into one of three groups--News, Local Life and Opinion. The differences between these three groups may seem minimal but there are actually defining traits to...

[read more]