- Place Matters
The Rapidian is a citizen journalism news source intended to increase the flow of local news and information in the Grand Rapids community and its neighborhoods.
By providing tools, training, platforms and support, we empower neighborhood residents to report the news from the inside out. We are an outlet for Grand Rapidians to become more than just content consumers but also providers by becoming citizen journalists.
If you want to:
- post calendar events
- pitch stories to our citizen reporters
- add photos to our Picturesque gallery
then you want to become a user!
Fill out this short form and one of our staff will approve and activate your account within one business day.
If you want to:
- write articles
- publish your experiences
- share your story
then you want to become a citizen reporter!
Fill out this short questionnaire and our staff will connect you with an editorial mentor to help you get your stories live on our site!
BUT WHY GET INVOLVED?
We are an outlet for Grand Rapidians to become more than just content consumers but also providers by becoming citizen journalists.
Being involved with The Rapidian is about being a part of a bigger conversation.
Be a part of the conversation. Be a part of Grand Rapids. Be a part of The Rapidian.
For more information, please select from the following :
- More about citizen journalism
- How to participate
- Easy ways to volunteer
- Rapidian statement of values
- Policies and guidelines
- Citizen journalism tips
- Resources for citizen journalism
For more information, contact The Rapidian at [email protected].