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TAP into Paterson
Paterson, New Jersey
Mike Shapiro

TAP into Paterson is an independently-owned local news site in the TAPinto.net network. The publisher, Michael Shapiro, also operates the TAPinto network of more than 50 independent sites. Shapiro and his wife, Lauryn launched The Alternative Press in October 2008. In 2013-14, Shapiro converted it to a franchise model that was re-branded as TAPinto. The network provides franchisees with tech support, regional ad sales, editorial guidelines and business training in exchange for an annual fee. In addition to the network, Shapiro operates a total of six TAPinto sites. Revenue: Advertising