The Rapidian

Staff Editorials

Your input really matters!

Submitted 08-18-2011 under OPINION

We need YOU to take a Rapidian audience survey.


Where do you live?

Submitted 08-09-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian wants to know: how do you define your geographies?


Anonymity in media - the conversation continues

Submitted 08-03-2011 under OPINION

I really believe that informed citizens promote healthy democracy. But needlessly anonymous publishing can have the opposite affect; stifling conversation, fostering suspicion and turning people away.


Why it matters: The power of words and the importance of our stories

Submitted 07-14-2011 under OPINION

We all have stories to tell and information to share: telling our stories well is as important as the information we have to share within them.


Rodrick Dantzler—Processing what happened as a community

Submitted 07-08-2011 under OPINION

But what tonight will prove, as we gather in small circles, is that we're social creatures who sometimes can't make sense of things, can't see the bigger picture until we do it together.


New feature: neighborhood drill down!

Submitted 06-30-2011 under OPINION

A brief overview of one of The Rapidian's newest features: NEIGHBORHOODS. Rapidan reporters, help us tag your ariticle archive with neighborhood level data!


Communication as Infrustructure

Submitted 06-23-2011 under OPINION

A new white paper provides community information strategies for nurturing civic engagement.


Virginia is for lovers, tire swings are for dreamers, reporting is for the curious

Submitted 06-14-2011 under OPINION

You ask whatever comes to mind, you observe how people express themselves through word choice, inflection, movement, color... Everything becomes language.


The Rapidian now accepting intern applicants

Submitted 06-08-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian is now ready to take on interns, with several kinds of opportunities available for college credit or resume and portfolio building.


Where do you want to put the social in social media?

Submitted 06-01-2011 under OPINION

As we plan our first ever Rapidian Picnic Social, Friday June 10 at Noon, we can't help but wonder where we should picnic next. Help us by suggesting where we should go next!