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.


[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


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.


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?


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.


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?


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.


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.


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?


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?