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The Rapidian to kick off new year of training, resources for citizen journalists on Grand Rapids' West Side

On Monday, January 12, The Rapidian invites the community to attend its first new reporter training of the year at Harrison Park School.
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New Reporter training at Harrison Park School

When: Monday, January 12
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Harrison Park Elementary1440 Davis Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Cost: FREE

Free parking available at school.
To RSVP, please email The Rapidian by noon on Monday, January 12.

The Rapidian is gearing up for another successful year of community voices by hosting its first reporter training of the new year on Monday, January 12. The training will run from 6-7:30 p.m. on Grand Rapids' West Side at Harrison Park School and all are welcome to attend. 

"We are looking for West Side educators, parents and neighbors to help us report on all the great school and community events happening in the new year," says Harrison Park Challenge Scholars Coordinator Gwen Heatley. "Our Harrison Park student media team reporters can partner with Rapidian reporters to create feature articles highlighting our great community!"

The training will begin with an introduction about The Rapidian, informing guests about its role in the community and its citizen journalism model. Attendees will get the training needed to prepare them for publishing their first article on The Rapidian. After a brief intermission during which guests can enjoy light snacks and refreshments, they will then learn about the role of social media and how to share articles to receive better exposure.

Individuals interested in attending the training are strongly encouraged to RSVP by emailing The Rapidian team. Cost to attend is free, however, seating is limited. For additional information, please view the Facebook event page.

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