Students use art and journalism to share thoughts on immigration

by (Steff)

Submitted 02-23-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish “Will this project help my brother come back to us after being deported?” This question was asked by an 8th grade student [whose identity has been removed to protect her family...

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Catalyst Radio: PaleoRadio seeks critical conversation without being divisive

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-03-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio explores a new radio program called PaleoRadio, airing on fellow Grand Rapids nonprofit radio station WPRR....

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News bureau dedicated to environmental issues set to launch this month

by (The Environment...)

Submitted 01-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council has teamed up with The Rapidian to establish a news bureau dedicated exclusively to environmental issues that impact West Michigan. Beginning later this month, Rapidian readers can go to the “...

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Catalyst Radio: Austin Bunn on his documentary play, and on writing

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-13-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Local writer Austin Bunn spends time on Catalyst Radio this week to talk about his documentary project "Rust." When Bunn moved to Grand...

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New internships posted with opportunities to be part of The Rapidian

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under OPINION

Here at The Rapidian, we are moving forward in full force to continue developing the growth of community journalism, an important part of the community. There are so many exciting things we hope to introduce to our readers and reporters in the...

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Catalyst Radio: Journalist Kerry Eleveld

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-09-2011 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Journalist Kerry Eleveld's roots are in Grand Rapids even though she's travelled far from her home town as a national journalist. Eleveld was in...

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Anonymity in media - the conversation continues

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 08-03-2011 under OPINION

Last week I had the opportunity to attend and speak at a conference on community media. An entire track was devoted to the care and feeding of young community journalism projects. As is nearly always the case, anonymous posting became a topic of...

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Communication as Infrustructure

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 06-23-2011 under OPINION

When discussing and writing about the Rapidian, we often use the words hyper-local, news and information, and citizen reporter. A few words I think we don’t reference often enough, are “Democracy” and “civic engagement”. But truth is, lots of...

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Virginia is for lovers, tire swings are for dreamers, reporting is for the curious

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 06-14-2011 under OPINION

Reporting. It's for the curious. "I think that it's very easy to go about everyday life, to go from place to place, having the same conversations, getting very comfortable in what you think you know," said Lisa Fairman, a RadioLab...

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The Rapidian now accepting intern applicants

by (Holly)

Submitted 06-08-2011 under OPINION

As we continue to grow, The Rapidian is ready to have some mentorship happening on a new level. You might even get college credit for it, if you’re into college and all that (or should I say, more simply, “if you’re in college...

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