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Statistics
Unique monthly visitors

49,000

Average visits

40

Revenue

  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Sponsorship

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • Foundation grants

Smaller revenue sources (less than 20%)

  • Small donations (Less than $1,000)

The Rapidian
The Rapidian

The Rapidian is neighborhood citizen news site in Grand Rapids, Mich., operated by the Grand Rapids Community Media Center. Revenue: Grants, advertising. Bonus points: Active use of social media, mapping local events and news.

City

Grand Rapids

State

MI

Zip code

49506

Year launched

2009

Tax status

  • Nonprofit 501c3

Geographic scope

  • Metro or large city

Scope of coverage

  • Other

Topics of coverage

  • Entertainment & arts
  • Food
  • Local business
  • Local events

Watchdog journalism?

  • Yes, infrequently

Site Twitter handle

@therapidian