The Rapidian

Staff Editorials

Spreading the News

Submitted 05-24-2011 under OPINION

Along with community reporters, the Rapidian counts on community to distribute community news and information.

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[MAP] Picturesquing about town

Submitted 05-18-2011 under OPINION

I've mapped most of the Picturesque contributions below, and many are clustered enough to make an afternoon of it. Imagine: a picnic lunch, a photo expedition, a lovely stroll mapped out by your Pictu

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The full story: Writing about our community includes more than cultural events

Submitted 05-09-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian's editor talks about the importance of "hard news" reporting: governement, infrastructure, commerce, and education are an important part of our story.

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Picturesque: In plain sight

Submitted 05-02-2011 under OPINION

The dabs of violet were hardly noticeable. Who else today had spotted this shy cluster huddled by a tree? And then I had to wonder: What do we Grand Rapidians notice that we think others miss?

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Entrepreneurs are Rapidians, too.

Submitted 04-27-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian is preparing to welcome local business participation through specialized underwriting, funded reporting and local marketplace section.

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Rethinking how we describe news categories

Submitted 04-20-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian is chock full of arts and entertainment content. Is it fluff or does it signal a new way of thinking about news, community and dialogue?

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Building our skills and building community: public hours get special

Submitted 04-12-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian's "Public Hours" are being revamped: bi-weekly themes around photo essays, cloud computing, creative commons and strong interview skills are planned for upcoming months.

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Share the credit: Collaborators and Translators get some Rapidian love too

Submitted 04-06-2011 under OPINION

A quick update on some new technical changes here on The Rapidian, notably the ability to credit article collaborators and translators.

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Has the divide gone mobile?

Submitted 03-29-2011 under OPINION

The digital divide discussion may be changing from "whether" folks have access, to "how" they have access. What does this mean for the nonprofit services sector?

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Where should The Rapidian see and be seen this summer?

Submitted 03-22-2011 under OPINION

When the weather's warm, we also like to stretch our limbs and get out to chat up new readers and contributors. Recommendations, please: What are your top picks for summer events and festivals?

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