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Tax status

  • LLC


  • $101,000 - $250,000

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising
  • National advertising

Secondary revenue sources (20-49%)

  • Local advertising
  • National advertising

Publishing platform

  • Vendor-supplied


  • Yes

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes


South Plainfield


New Jersey

Last Publisher Update

  • 2016-03-04 16:19:08 UTC

TAP into South Plainfield
South Plainfield, New Jersey
TAP into South Plainfield

TAP into South Plainfield 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, native content, sponsorship, eblast.

Coverage area

  • Community or town


  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Education & schools
  • Sports & recreation

Other content topics

Entertainment, Arts, Environment, Food, Government, Politics, local business, events, School news, Obits, Community news, county news


  • Yes, occasional

Institutional partners

  • University
  • Library
  • Community news site

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists
  • Partner organizations

Contributor compensation

  • Freelance or part-time paid staff
  • Interns working for academic credit

Revenue-side compensation

  • Full-time, commission only
  • Part-time commission only

Publish donors

  • Publish all donor names
  • Publish all foundation names