Business & Finance

Press Releases

TAPinto.net Named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons

df0d8b05342a0f0f61dd_image1-6.JPG
Pictured left to right: Elana Knopp, Bruno Tedeschi, Mark Bonomo, Lou Venezia, Tim LeCras, Jackie Lieberman, Jessica Marrone-Parkes and Leah Scalzadonna, and Joe Amditis, Center for Cooperative Media
250d7ce0f875d977e5e8_27504002_10216175139397741_5697739196461429161_o-2.jpg
df0d8b05342a0f0f61dd_image1-6.JPG

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  TAPinto.net has been named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons, a network of more than 230 news organizations across New Jersey.  The award goes to a journalist or news organization that showed overall excellence in their work for 2017.    

Joe Amditis, Associate Director of the Center for Cooperative Media, said TAPinto won the award because TAPinto and its network of online newspaper franchisees, "both showed growth in its work and contributions to improving the overall news ecosystem in New Jersey." 

TAPinto increased the number of franchisees from 54 to 71 sites in 2017, 66 of which are independently owned and the company's total site traffic increased by 29 percent and the number of unique users grew by 32 percent during this same period.  Amditis said, "That's helping more communities in New Jersey get access to news and information about the place they live."

Sign Up for E-News

"Meanwhile, TAPinto Westfield formed a partnership...to bring a hands-on internship program to students. TAPinto Cranford recently began working with Cranford Radio to present a weekly podcast highlighting the best articles of the week, and TAPinto Newark Editor Mark Bonamo has become a fixture on My9's Chasing Jersey show," NJ News Commons said.  "TAPinto also built and launched a proprietary mobile app that delivers TAPinto stories about a user's community directly to a reader's phone - - this app is available to all communities that have a TAP organization," Amditis concluded.  

Michael Shapiro, CEO and Publisher of TAPinto.net, said, "This is not only a huge honor, but recognition of the incredible hard work and dedication of all of our TAPinto franchisees.  This award is for them and I could not be more proud of the fantastic TAPinto owner/publishers I have the opportunity to work with each and every day."  

This year's judges were Stefanie Murray, Director of the Center for Cooperative Media; Doug Clancy, Former Assistant Managing Editor of The Record; and Meghan Jambor, Communications Director at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.   

To advertise on TAPinto, Click here.   

Download the FREE TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS.  

Sign up for FREE Enews:  www.tapinto.net/enews 

For more information on franchising TAPinto in your area, please click here

______________

TAPinto.net is a network of more than 70 all-online local newspaper franchises in New Jersey and New York with more than 7M readers.  The all-online hyperlocal news sites boast more than one hundred columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, local Real Estate Listings and more. The public can friend TAPinto.net on Facebook at Facebook.com/tapintolocal and can follow TAPinto.net on Twitter at Twitter.com/tapintolocal 

Download the TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS. 

In addition, TAPinto.net is currently offering franchise opportunities in CT, MA, FL, NJ, NY, PA and beyond. Anyone interested in starting an online newspaper in their town is invited to Click here  for more information. 


TAPinto.net currently covers hyperlocal daily news and information in: Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Bedminster, Belmar, Berkeley Heights, Bernardsville, Bloomfield, Bridgewater, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Clark, Colts Neck, Cranbury, Cranford, Denville, East Brunswick, East Orange, East Hanover, Edison, Elizabeth, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Fair Lawn, Fanwood, Far Hills, Flemington, Florham Park, Franklin Township, Glen Rock, Green Brook, Hasbrouck Heights, Hawthorne, Hillsborough, Holmdel, Kenilworth, Lake Como, Linden, Little Falls, Livingston, Long Beach Island, Madison, Mahopac (NY), Manahawkin, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown, Montville, Montclair, Morristown, Mountainside, Newark, New Brunswick, New Providence, Newton, North Caldwell, North Plainfield, North Salem (NY), Nutley, Olean (NY), Parsippany, Paterson, Peapack & Gladstone, Piscataway, Plainfield, Randolph, Raritan (Hunterdon), Raritan (Somerset), Roseland, Roselle, Roselle Park, Roxbury, Scotch Plains, Somerville, Somers (NY), South Brunswick, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Spotswood, Springfield, Stafford, Summit, Teterboro, Totowa, Union, Verona, Warren, Watchung, West Caldwell, Westfield, West Orange, Woodland Park, Wood-Ridge and Yorktown (NY).  It also has a franchised Travel section, TAPintoTravels covering domestic and international travel and TAPinto Horses, covering everything equestrian in the tri-state area.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Verona/Cedar Grove

Parsippany septuagenarian becomes NJIT's oldest engineering grad

May 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - It was about five minutes after Robert Dresnack’s Water Resources Engineering class had begun when a septuagenarian poked his head into the room at NJIT. Puzzled, the professor inquired, “May I help you?”

In fact, he could. “I’m a student in this class,” replied Chris Antholis, then 72, who was six years into his quest to earn a Bachelor of ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

May 21, 2018

May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018

On May 14, 2018 at 5:57 p.m., Ptl. Michael Passafiume stopped a vehicle without a front license plate and tinted windows. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 36 year old male driver from Paterson for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On May 15, 2018 at 8:31 a.m., Ptl.

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

Cedar Grove Junior Football and Cheer Registration Now Open

May 23, 2018

 

BECOME A PART OF OUR PANTHER

FOOTBALL AND CHEER FAMILY AND ...

SAVE NOW!

Registration is Now Open!

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY AND RECEIVE EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNTS!

By registering your child today, you will save $20 per child and a sibling discount of $45!

LIMITED TIME ONLY!

WWW.CEDARGROVEPANTHERS.COM

 

The Cedar Grove Junior Football and Cheer Program creates ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...