• Franchises Make Scale Profitable for TAPinto.net’s Three-State Network

    … through franchising, we have not yet been able to clone me, but I’m optimistic. How far do you see TAPinto.net expanding? Could you go national? TAPinto has proven itself to be a scalable, sustainable local journalism model. At the same time, there is a significant void in local news coverage in thousands of towns throughout the country. TAPinto can…

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  • Will 2015 Be Breakthrough Year for Community News?

    … It’s been a rocky road from print to online for local news publishers. Two decades into the internet era, it’s still unclear whether consumers will have enough online appetite for community information to sustain local publications that count their success by the click. There were a few distinct signs of community news starting to get its mojo…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Display Mobile- 16 readers -
  • Mike Shapiro’s TAP Gets New Branding and Network Strategy

    … and a community message board and does minimal local news coverage. The large newspapers, like the Newark Star-Ledger, have significantly reduced staffing in recent years and typically cover only the most controversial of local news. TAPinto has established itself as the go-to place for people to tap into their communities for truly hyperlocal news…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin Social- 6 readers -
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