Education

Michael Shapiro, Publisher of TAPinto, to Speak on Hyperlocal Media at the Anne and Lee Hale Eighth Annual Speaker Series, October 7

5377b0e2e871db499932_shapiro_headshot_small.jpg
Michael Shapiro, publisher, TAPinto.net. Credits: Micheal Shapiro
5377b0e2e871db499932_shapiro_headshot_small.jpg

Mike Shapiro, CEO and Publisher of TAPinto, will discuss “Hyperlocal Media---the Future of Local Journalism” in the next talk of the eighth annual Anne and Lee Hale Speaker Series.

The publisher of online newspapers will provide an inside look from his perspective as CEO and Publisher of TAPinto.net, a network of more than 40 independently owned and operated online local newspapers including one based in Westfield.

The talk is slated for Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad St.  The Speaker Series is open to the public but pre-registration is required by calling 908-789-4090 extension 0 or by signing up online at www.wmlnj.org.   Hale speakers address the assemblage for approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Q and A period.

Sign Up for E-News

Shapiro is an alumnus of Rutgers University and Stanford Law School. He practiced law in Manhattan before starting an online newspaper in 2008 in New Providence and also ones in Summit and Berkeley Heights. Since December 2013, he has been franchising sites to individuals who run papers in their respective towns.

Past president of the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights,  Shapiro serves as vice president of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce, and a board member of the Madison Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Jewish News and the New Providence Business and Professional Association.

The Hale Series is financed through grants from the Anne and Lee Hale Fund and the Thomas Glasser Foundation, and is hosted by the Friends of Westfield Memorial Library.

The series was established by Lee Hale in memory of his wife, Anne, who died in 2007. When Mr. Hale passed away in 2013, the series was renamed to honor both of them. Their daughter, Barbara Hale, is a member of the Series committee.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Edison

Outside Agency Sought to Provide New Brunswick Police Dispatchers

April 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city is seeking proposals from an outside agencies that could provide police dispatchers because the police department has been unable to attract and retain sufficient staff for the job, officials said.

City council members Wednesday passed a resolution seeking to seek proposals from outside agencies.

New Brunswick Business Administrator Thomas McLoughlin said ...

Stories About Juvenile Death Row Inmates Featured in New “Docu-play”

April 13, 2018

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The United States is apparently the only country in the world where children are given death sentences.

A new documentary play by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg titled Life, Death, and Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is being performed with coLAB Arts at the Reformed Church in Highland Park. The play will tell the true stories of people who committed violent ...

ESCNJ Named “Ambassador Program” Representative By Autism NJ

April 17, 2018

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Autism New Jersey has named the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) its designated “Ambassador Program” representative for the week of April 20-27.

“We are honored and enormously proud to receive this designation,” said ESNCJ Superintendent Mark J. Finkelstein.

“Our administrators, faculty, ...