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Facebook link


Tax status

  • LLC


  • $50,000 or less

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • No


East Orange


New Jersey

TAP into East Orange/Orange
East Orange, New Jersey
TAP into East Orange/Orange

TAP into East Orange is an independently-owned local news site operating as a franchisee in the TAPinto.net network. Launched as The Alternative Press in 2008, the network shifted to a franchise model with independent ownership in 2013-14 and 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. Revenue: Advertising.


Coverage area

  • Community or town


  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Government & politics
  • Local events


  • No

Institutional partners

  • None

Content contributors

  • Community members who are not journalists
  • Students

Contributor compensation

  • Volunteers
  • Interns who are paid

Revenue-side compensation

  • Contractors paid commission only
  • Unpaid volunteers