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Creating content on The Rapidian: Adding an article

Part of a series of instructional videos walking you through ways to create content for our news site, this first video shows how to add an article.
Underwriting support from:

Tricks of the trade

This article is part of a series of videos and other instructional pieces geared to help the readers and reporters on The Rapidian be able to use our site more easily.

Other articles in the series will continue to build and include:

Adding a calendar event

Pitching a story


Adding a photo essay

Embedding a video

For more information please see the following:

Citizen Journalism 101

Resources for Citizen Journalists

Our policies and guidelines


So you took the plunge: you signed up to be a reporter for The Rapidian! 

Once you're a New Reporter, you'll have a mentor to help you along the way-all the way from coming up with that first story idea to hitting publish on your article. But somewhere in there, your story has to be added to our website.

To walk you through step by step on that process, we've created this little instructional video. For more information, talk to your mentor or contact Rapidian staff. We'll all be happy to help you get from signing up to getting published!


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