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While local news readership is strong, because of overhead costs coupled with advertisers moving from print to online, many hardcopy local newspapers are getting thinner and thinner or have gone out of business altogether.  As a result, there is a void in the marketplace.  TAPinto fills that void, creating entrepreneurial opportunities throughout the country.

TAPinto is a network of more than 65 online local newspaper franchises in New Jersey and New York with more than 6M annual readers.  We provide you with the backend, training and support so you can concentrate on reporting the news in your town and building relationships with the local businesses in your town.  With TAPinto, you can easily share content with other TAPinto sites and receive advertising from them, as well. 

TAPinto CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro recently appeared on One on One with Steve Adubato, discussing the importance of local news:

TAPinto franchises are affordable - - just a small annual fee based on population and a percentage of revenue - - enabling everyone from successful businesspeople to downsized journalists to stay-at-home moms/dads looking to re-enter the workforce, to own and operate their own online newspaper in their town.  Hardcopy newspaper owners can also franchise an online site with us, as can nonprofits and Universities.

In addition to providing an opportunity for scores of businesspeople, talented writers, editors and marketing representatives to work close to home, TAPinto is proud to support all things local and charitable causes.  During the past year, TAPinto has donated over $250,000 in marketing and advertising to charitable organizations including Susan G. Komen North Jersey, Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Family Promise, and the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, among others. TAPinto's employees and franchisees are also members of dozens of community organizations including Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.  TAPinto sponsors community events in its coverage towns, provides scholarships to local high school students, has booths at local Street Fairs, markets itself in Booster programs for the high schools, and holds local networking events.  

Are you connected in your town?  Passionate about your community?  Entrepreneurial?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, a TAPinto franchise may be a great fit for you.

TAPinto your community with!

Contact us at or 908-279-0303 to learn more. 

Click here for more information.  Here is a recent profile regarding  Here is an article featuring TAPinto in the New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine.  Read testimonials from franchisees here.

Here's a segment from NJTV discussing the future of local news and praising TAP:

This information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. Certain states regulate the offer and sale of franchises. If you are a resident of one of those states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements.

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