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TAP into West Orange
West Orange, New Jersey
Jessica Marrone Parkes & Jackie Schatell

TAP into West 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. Publishers Jackie Schatell and Jessica Marrone Parkes also operate TAP into West Essex and TAP into Livingston. Revenue: Advertising