TAPinto.net, a network of more than 80 franchised online local news sites across New Jersey, New York and Florida, and  Burbio.com, an industry leader in aggregating community event information for media services, today announced a new partnership that will further TAPinto’s mission to provide objective and independent local news and community information to readers.  TAPinto will integrate Burbio content to provide local government and community event information on TAPinto’s local news sites. 

"TAPinto is excited to partner with Burbio to provide this new cutting-edge events service for our network of more than 80 local news site owner/publishers," said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro.  "More importantly, thanks to our collaboration with Burbio, our millions of readers will now be able to quickly and effortlessly know when their local government meetings will be taking place and can become more engaged and involved in the civic process on the local level.”

Burbio’s technology reads source sites and automatically updates when events are added or changed.  “TAPinto is a perfect partner for Burbio given their commitment to local news and information,” said Burbio CEO Julie Roche.   “Burbio’s mission is to bring local civic event communication into the digital age,” continued Roche.

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As part of the integration, local TAPinto publishers can easily select government events from their publisher dashboard that automatically appear in the sites’ online events calendar.   The information is combined with other local non-profit and business events managed by TAPinto owner/publishers.

“An important element for the future of local media is to find low cost ways to distribute critical information to the public,” added Shapiro.   “This partnership is a great example of that.”