TAP In The News

October 5th, 2017:  Time to Take a Deep Breath — Local News Isn’t Becoming ‘Extinct’

October 2nd, 2017: This hyperlocal news network in New Jersey is thriving

June 14th, 2017Shapiro Taps into Franchise Model to Spread His Online News Site’s Hyperlocal Mission

April 6th, 2017When Human Capital Management Meets Inspiration: TAPinto Berkeley Heights

March 17th, 2017TAPinto.net Providing Hyperlocal News to NJ Communities

January 27th, 2017: TAPinto's 60 Franchises Launch Mobile App to Reach Young Users More Directly

January 3, 2017:  In New Jersey, Only a Few Media Watchdogs Are Left

December 5, 2016:  New Jersey Media:  #5Questions with Michael Shapiro of TAPinto.net

October 13, 2016:  TAPinto Grows to 57 News Franchises; Eyes National Reach

October 13, 2016:  Sustain Local 2016:  How Local Journalism Can Thrive with Partnerships, Community Engagement

June 12, 2016:  Case Study:  A Successful Career Transition for a Local Banking Executive Searching for a Way to Give Back to her Community

April 4, 2016:  The Hyper-Local Media Magnate Journalism Can’t Ignore, Media Shift

March 25, 2016:  New Jersey Sites Tap Into Local News, Columbia Journalism Review

January 27, 2016:  Two-Way Conversion: Aim to Convert Readers into Multichannel Consumers, EContent

http://www.econtentmag.com/Articles/News/News-Feature/Two-Way-Conversion-Aim-to-Convert-Readers-into-Multichannel-Consumers-108745.htm

November 9, 2015:  Franchises Make Scale Profitable for TAPinto.net’s Two-State Network, Street Fight

http://streetfightmag.com/2015/11/09/franchises-make-scale-profitable-for-tapinto-nets-two-state-network/

September 22, 2015:  Franchisee TAPs Into Two Online News Franchises

https://www.business-opportunities.biz/2015/09/15/franchisee-taps-two-online-news-franchises/

July 31, 2015:  Tapping into Online and Mobile News, Discovering a Passion

http://www.business-opportunities.biz/2015/07/31/tapping-online-moblie-news-discovering-passion/

July 21, 2015:  Who's making money - and who isn't - in local online news?

http://www.niemanlab.org/2015/07/whos-making-money-and-who-isnt-in-local-online-news/

May 26, 2015:  Five Creative Ways To Fund Your Small Business, Money:

http://time.com/money/3895840/small-business-funding-creative-startups/

May 15, 2015:  Can  Your Business Survive Google's 'Mobilegeddon'?, Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/2015/05/15/can-your-business-survive-googles-mobile-geddon/

April 22, 2015:  Politicians Scrutinize the N.J. Media at Kean University Event:

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/04/politicians_scrutinize_the_nj_media_at_kean_univer.html

April 2015:  A Location for Local News:  TAPinto.net has Saved Money and Improved Communications

https://s3.amazonaws.com/altpress-uploads/NJM+Magazine+article+April+2015.pdf

February 6, 2015:  Community Publishers Mixed on Borrell Prescription for Content

http://streetfightmag.com/2015/02/06/community-publishers-mixed-on-borrell-prescription-for-content/

January 7, 2015:  A Look Back at Your 2015 Brags

http://njnewscommons.org/2014-brags/

December 29, 2014:  Will 2015 be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

http://streetfightmag.com/2014/12/29/will-2015-be-breakthrough-year-for-community-news/

December 3, 2014:  Are Community News Sites and Investors Ready for Each Other?

http://streetfightmag.com/2014/12/03/are-community-news-sites-and-investors-ready-for-each-other/

October 28, 2014:  How a New Jersey lawyer created a scalable model for online local news

http://www.simonowens.net/how-a-new-jersey-lawyer-created-a-scalable-model-for-online-local-news

October 10, 2014:  Local Fix:  New Revenue Ideas, Fearing Facebook and Does Local Scale?

http://njnewscommons.org/local-fix-new-revenue-ideas-fearing-facebook-and-does-local-scale/

October 9, 2014:  Mike Shapiro's TAP Gets New Branding and a Network Strategy

http://streetfightmag.com/2014/10/09/mike-shapiros-tap-gets-new-branding-and-network-strategy/

August 15, 2014:  News 12 New Jersey Interviews Jackie Lieberman of TAP into Westfield:

http://newjersey.news12.com/multimedia/otr-westfield-westfield-tap-1.9073135

July 27, 2014:  New Jersey Now:  Local News Gathering

http://www.my9nj.com/story/26140011/new-jersey-now-july-27-2014-nj-local-news-gathering

May 7, 2014:  The Local News Comback

http://prnewswiremedia.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/local-news-comeback/

April 7, 2014:  Can local news scale? The Alternative Press tests a franchise model in New Jersey

http://www.knightdigitalmediacenter.org/blogs/mclellan/2014/04/can-local-news-scale-alternative-press-tests-franchise-model-new-jersey-0

April 3, 2014:  Alternative Press Expands Hyperlocal Network Into Suburban Philly

http://streetfightmag.com/2014/04/03/hyperlocal-network-the-alternative-press-expands-into-suburban-philly/

March 24, 2014:  The Alternative Press Expands to Pennsylvania

http://njnewscommons.org/the-alternative-press-expands-to-pennsylvania/#more-5533

March 4, 2014:  The News in New Jersey:  Start Me Up

http://njnewscommons.org/the-news-in-jersey-start-me-up/

March 3, 2014:  Ex-Patch Reporters Launch New Hyperlocal Sites

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/montco_memo/Ex-Patch-reporter-launches-site-for-.html

February 14, 2014:  Could a Hybrid Model Scale Community News and Keep the Passion?

http://streetfightmag.com/2014/02/14/could-a-hybrid-model-scale-community-news-and-keep-the-passion/

January 30, 2014:  NJTV News with Mike Schneider

September 25, 2013:  Seven Grants Awarded to Start-Up News Sites

http://njnewscommons.org/seven-grants-awarded-to-start-up-news-sites/

August 8, 2013:  ‘Understanding the Reader’ and the Bottom Line: Do They Connect?

http://streetfightmag.com/2013/08/08/understanding-the-reader-and-the-bottom-line-do-they-connect/

May 17, 2013:  Opportunity Knocks

http://nextlifeventures.com/opportunity-knocks

March 8, 2013:  Hyperlocal Cooties

http://buzzmachine.com/2013/03/08/hyperlocal-cooties/?goback=.gde_99188_member_221076525

February 11, 2013:  How to Scale Local, and Stay Entrepreneurial

http://streetfightmag.com/2013/02/11/how-to-scale-local-and-stay-entrepreneurial/?doing_wp_cron=1360587939.6317090988159179687500

January 17, 2013:  Anatomy of a Startup - Part 2

http://careerfuel.net/2013/01/anatomy-of-a-startup-part-ii-raising-money/

January 2, 2013:  Anatomy of a Startup - Part 1

http://careerfuel.net/2013/01/anatomy-of-a-start-up-part-i/

November 8, 2012:  Hyperlocal Hotbed Thrives in New Jersey

http://www.netnewscheck.com/article/22378/hyperlocal-hotbed-thrives-in-new-jersey

November 6, 2012:  How One Hyperlocal Editor and His Site Chased, and Were Chased by, Sandy

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/11/06/how-one-hyperlocal-editor-and-his-site-chased-and-were-chased-by-sandy/

October 29, 2012:  Hyperlocals Dig In as Sandy Bears Down on East Coast Communities

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/10/29/hyperlocals-dig-in-as-sandy-bears-down-on-east-coast-communities/

September 27, 2012:  Civics, Humanities and News Media in New Jersey, Princeton Media Forum

September 27, 2012:  New Jersey Hyperlocal Network TAP Celebrates 4 Years, Continues to Expand

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/09/27/new-jersey-hyperlocal-network-tap-celebrates-4-years-continues-to-expand/

June 26, 2012:  Hyperlocal Net Takes on Patch in New Jersey

http://www.netnewscheck.com/article/19646/an-nj-hyperlocal-net-to-rival-patch-literally?utm_source=NetNewsCheck-rss&utm_medium=latest-news-feed&utm_campaign=latest-news-feed-An-NJ-Hyperlocal-Net-To-Rival-Patch-Literally

May 31, 2012:  NJ’s TAP Grows Indie Hyperlocal Network Through Licensing

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/05/31/njs-tap-grows-indie-hyperlocal-network-through-licensing/

May 17, 2012:  Hometown passion fueling local news, indie publishers in NJ - Block by Block

http://www.blockbyblock.us/2012/05/17/alternativepress-hometown-passion-fuels-local-news-and-indie-publishers/

May 17, 2012:  How Hyperlocals Can Burn in Their Brand - StreetFight Magazine

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/05/17/how-hyperlocals-can-burn-in-their-brand/

April 4, 2012:  Kjelene Interiews CEO Samuel Burlum And Managing Editor Of The Alternative Press Jennifer Jean Miller

http://www.ntrradionetwork.com/shows-2/kjelene-interiews-ceo-samuel-burlum-and-managing-editor-of-the-alternative-press-jennifer-jean-miller.html

March 2012 Freelancer Jennifer Jean Miller on Launching a Local News Site -- Ebyline Blog

http://ebyline.biz/2012/03/freelancer-jennifer-jean-miller-on-launching-a-local-new-site/

March 2012 Can Long-Tail EBooks Give New Life to Old News? – StreetFight Magazine

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/03/08/can-long-tail-e-books-give-new-life-to-old-news/

February 2012 Hyperlocal is the New Reality - The Marketing Advantage
http://advantage-marketingblog.com/2012/02/06/hyperlocal-the-new-reality/

October 2011 Mike Shapiro, The Man Behind The Alternative Press – Yahoo Voices

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/9026491/michael_shapiro_the_man_behind_thealternativepresscom.html?cat=49

June 2011 – Politifax New Jersey

Winner: Mike Shapiro

The Millburn Short/Hills Chamber of Commerce elected to its Board the founder of The Alternative Press, an all-online objective daily newspaper covering 15 New Jersey towns,. The Alternative Press is a model for local cyber journalism.

July 2011 Public Forum with Nick Acocella interviewing Mike Shapiro

- The Hall Institute for Public Policy

The Alternative Press:  A Successful Hyperlocal in the Garden State

The story of why InJersey went out has been told in so many conflicting ways it could be called “Garden State Rashomon.”… streetfightmag.com

http://streetfightmag.com/2011/07/14

Winner: Mike Shapiro

The Millburn Short/Hills Chamber of Commerce elected to its Board the founder of The Alternative Press, an all-online objective daily newspaper covering 15 New Jersey towns. The Alternative Press is a model for local cyber journalism.

- Politifax New Jersey June 1, 2011

eMediaVitals.com 65 Broadway, Suite 601, New York, NY 10006:

http://emediavitals.com/content/profitable-hyperlocal-news-outlet

 

AOL's local-news venture looks for green in Morristown

- The Star-Ledger, August 17, 2010   

http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2010/08/aols_local-news_experiment_loo.html

Hall Institute Launches New Video, Audio Features, February 4, 2010
http://www.hallnj.org/index.php

Rutgers Magazine Interviews AP Editor Michael Shapiro, January 15, 2010
http://www.alumni.rutgers.edu/s/896/indexNoRot.aspx?sid=896

Panelists: Citizen Scribes Can Help Society Asbury Park Press, November 19, 2009
http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091119/999999999/911190335

Talk to The Times: Editor for Digital Initiatives New York Times, November 16, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/16/business/media/16askthetimes.html

Specialized News Sites Could Become the Next Big Thing New Jersey Business News, November 1, 2009
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2009/11/specialized_news_sites_could_b.html

Dateline: Maplewood New Jersey Monthly, October 31, 2009
http://njmonthly.com/articles/lifestyle/dateline-maplewood.html

Less News is Bad News, October 2009

http://www.njpp.org/assets/reports/democracy-media/2-rpt_mediacrisis.pdf

Local Focus Keeps News Gathering Afloat Franklin Center, September 28, 2009
http://www.franklincenterhq.org/2009/09/28/local-focus-keeps-news-gathering-afloat/

The Alternative Press New Jersey Monthly, September 22, 2009
http://njmonthly.com/blogs/njmyway/2009/9/22/the-alternative-press.html

Hyperlocal Journalism Gets Legit Minyanville.com, September 18, 2009
http://www.minyanville.com/articles/journalism-hyperlocal-newspapers-media-reporters/index/a/24554

TheAlternativePress.com Launches Financial News Section Forbes.com, August 5, 2009
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/businesswire/2009/08/05/businesswire127519955.html

10 Towns and 10,000,000 Hits Strong: All-Online Daily Hyperlocal Newspaper, TheAlternativePress.com, Expands to Chatham, New Jersey PRNewswire.com, June 1, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/lr4o4s

Interview with TheAlternativePress.com Editor Michael M. Shapiro BlogTalkRadio.com, May 7, 2009
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Hall_Institute/2009/05/26/The-Hall-Institutes-Weekly-Review-and-Analysis-of-the-New-Jersey-Governor-Race-TBA

Garden State Green Section of TheAlternativePress.com Becomes New Jersey's New Home for Environmental News and Information, EarthTimes.org, May 7, 2009
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/garden-state-green-section-of,815662.shtml

Going Loco for Local: TheAlternativePress.com, All-Online Daily Local NJ Newspaper Expands to Westfield, Surpasses 6 Million Hits, The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/cxgle8

TheAlternativePress.com Coming to Westfield, Bruno Tedeschi, April 30, 2009
http://www.brunotedeschi.com/myblogs/jerseynew-media/83-alternative-press-coming-to-westfield


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-Tina Kelley, The New York Times, May 2, 2009
http://maplewood.blogs.nytimes.com

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