SPRINGFIELD, NJ – TAPinto Springfield is pleased to announce a new Managing Editor joining the team. Jonathan Sym takes over management of the hyperlocal news service from Chip and Ellen Dickson, formerly of Summit, NJ. The Dickson’s launched TAPinto Springfield in October 2016 and sold their interests in the news site to Sym’s media company last month.

Since its founding, TAPinto Springfield has often exceeded 20,000 page views a month.  It has over 2,200 Twitter followers and over 1,250 followers on Facebook.  Springfield is one of more than 75 online newspapers in the TAPinto network, publishing news in New Jersey, New York and Florida.

“Chip and Ellen have done an excellent job providing the residents and business community of Springfield with relevant local news,” said Jonathan Sym. “ It’s amazing what they have accomplished in less than two years and I hope to continue the tradition they have set of bringing objective and timely news to one of the most esteemed communities in New Jersey.”

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Jonathan Sym brings a wealth of experience to Springfield. He is an alumnus of Boston and Harvard Universities, has two decades of business and publishing knowledge and is currently serving his 19thyear in the U.S. Navy Reserve.  Commander Sym recently returned from his third overseas deployment as the Chief of Staff, Special Operations Command Forward, North and West Africa. Additionally, he is the Managing Editor of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills and resides in Short Hills with his wife and two children. 

Springfield will also be supported Karen Hughes, who will manage content and supervise reporters, as TAPinto Springfield’s editor. Hughes has been reporting news and editing stories for two years in Millburn/Short Hills. She resides in New Providence with her husband and three children.

Chip and Ellen Dickson thank the people of Springfield for being so welcoming of their start-up online newspaper almost two years ago. “We quickly gained traction and became the voice of record for the township,” said Ellen Dickson. “Online news is here and it is the future. We hope Jonathan Sym is welcomed warmly and we are sure he will continue the high-quality reporting.”