The Rapidian

First Rapidian bureau hosted by Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to launch in January

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-01-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian, a service of the Community Media Center, is partnering with Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to install a news bureau in the southwest quadrant of Grand Rapids. The Rapidian is a web-based, community driven journalism project that...

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The Rapidian turns ONE and is still growing

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 09-15-2010 under OPINION

Has it been a year already? The Rapidian’s one-year birthday is today, Sept. 15. Looking back on these past 12 months, we’ve all learned a lot from the community, our contributors, our partners and our readers. Today, The Rapidian officially ends...

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Creative Commons and The Rapidian: Choose Your Own Adventure

by (George)

Submitted 08-31-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian Staff: One of the core foundational values of The Rapidian is cooperative distribution. We launched this project not with the intention of replacing or competing with existing local news outlets but to augment the overall...

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Four or five new features we may just develop next

by (George)

Submitted 08-10-2010 under OPINION

Features, features, features. It’s nearly all we can think about in The Rapidian’s IT HQ. While we may have unveiled our newest, most solid suite of updates a mere two weeks ago, we are quick to look at what’s coming next. After some deep...

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Location, Location, Location: Why We Map Stories

by (George)

Submitted 06-18-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff*: From the beginning, story mapping has been a key component of The Rapidian. With that in mind we built the site so that it would be easy for reporters to enter geographical information into their stories and events...

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Holding down the fort while Rapidian staffer recovers

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 06-07-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: I visited Matt Russell at the hospital this morning. You may have already heard about his moped accident because even though The Rapidian's content facilitator is confined to a hospital bed, he's been tweeting...

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The Rapidian, ArtPrize, GVSU among top honorees at 25th Annual WMPRSA Awards

by (George)

Submitted 04-30-2010 under NEWS

The Rapidian, Grand Rapids Community Foundation, Grand Valley State University, and ArtPrize were among the top honorees at the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America’s (WMPRSA) 25th annual PRoof Awards held Thursday night. More than...

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The Rapidian voted Best in Show by West Michigan Public Relations Society

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 04-30-2010 under NONPROFITS

The launch campaign for The Rapidian was honored last night by the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America at the 25th annual PRoof awards. The Rapidian received a gold award in the Public Service category and then went on...

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New Feature: Story Bank - Help Us Out!

by (George)

Submitted 04-08-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff*: After more than a year of solid development, Ron – our main developer – is off on a much-need vacation with his family. That leaves the rest of us Rapidian staffers with a tiny bit of downtime to do some of the planning...

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In studio: The Rapidian

by (WYCE)

Submitted 03-12-2010 under NONPROFITS

This week's Catalyst Radio was a live, in-studio special with Denise Cheng, The Rapidian's citizen journalism coordinator, about changes coming up to the program.

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