The Rapidian

Creating content on The Rapidian: Photo essays

by (Holly)

Submitted 03-05-2012 under OPINION

If you have documented an event in photos, created a series of images that tells a story or just want to capture a part of Grand Rapids, a photo essay may be the best (and easiest!) way to share your photos. Our photo essays start with uploading a...

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Finding the beat: Topic-centered sections come to The Rapidian

by (Holly)

Submitted 02-14-2012 under OPINION

We now have designated pages for our music beat, politics beat, and food beat. These topics-focused sections have developed from our new communities of reporters that are covering what are called "beats." Not long ago, we told you about...

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Rapidian infuses Facebook commenting on articles

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 01-30-2012 under OPINION

For many of us, social sites like Facebook are where we have conversations and interactions with people about anything and everything happening around us. Even here at The Rapidian, we use social media regularly to share our stories. In doing this,...

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Catalyst Radio: Meet citizen journalism reporter Rob Cole

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-27-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio features one of the citizen journalism reporters publishing on our news site, The Rapidian. With more than a dozen...

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Introducing our newest interns

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 01-25-2012 under OPINION

We searched high and low, long and hard, and we found four incredible people that will join our team to keep The Rapidian working towards excellence. While these interns just started, and you may never have the pleasure of meeting them, we thought...

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Catalyst Radio: Internet legislation protested with web blackouts

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. INTERVIEWIn this episode of Catalyst Radio we discuss two congressional bills with potential effects of limiting an open and free internet, which are facing...

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Creating content on The Rapidian: Pitching a story

by (Holly)

Submitted 01-09-2012 under OPINION

Sometimes you don't have time to write a story yourself. Sometimes the story is about you. So what do you do when writing an article yourself just isn't going to work? Pitch it to our reporters in our Storybank. Using this simple form, as...

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Catalyst Radio: Community Conversation on The Rapidian

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-30-2011 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. INTERVIEW Hear what Grand Rapids' citizen journalists and local readers are discussing. The Rapidian's Managing Editor Holly Bechiri and Community...

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Looking ahead: news bureaus on The Rapidian

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-30-2011 under OPINION

As we ring in the New Year here at The Rapidian, we’re taking time to look back, but we're also busy planning for 2012. We just shared our staff’s favorite articles of 2011, and look forward to the articles that are coming in 2012....

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The Rapidian adds photo of the day archive and expands media map

by (George)

Submitted 11-09-2011 under OPINION

It’s been a little while since we rolled out the newest incarnation of The Rapidian, but we are still working on things behind the scenes. Here is a brief overview of a few of the new features our wonderful Drupal developer, Ron Woldyk, has...

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