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October 10, 2014:  Local Fix:  New Revenue Ideas, Fearing Facebook and Does Local Scale?

http://njnewscommons.org/local-fix-new-revenue-ideas-fearing-facebook-and-does-local-scale/

October 9, 2014:  Mike Shapiro's TAP Gets New Branding and a Network Strategy

http://streetfightmag.com/2014/10/09/mike-shapiros-tap-gets-new-branding-and-network-strategy/

August 15, 2014:  News 12 New Jersey Interviews Jackie Lieberman of TAP into Westfield:

http://newjersey.news12.com/multimedia/otr-westfield-westfield-tap-1.9073135

July 27, 2014:  New Jersey Now:  Local News Gathering

http://www.my9nj.com/story/26140011/new-jersey-now-july-27-2014-nj-local-news-gathering

May 7, 2014:  The Local News Comback

http://prnewswiremedia.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/local-news-comeback/

April 7, 2014:  Can local news scale? The Alternative Press tests a franchise model in New Jersey

http://www.knightdigitalmediacenter.org/blogs/mclellan/2014/04/can-local-news-scale-alternative-press-tests-franchise-model-new-jersey-0

April 3, 2014:  Alternative Press Expands Hyperlocal Network Into Suburban Philly

http://streetfightmag.com/2014/04/03/hyperlocal-network-the-alternative-press-expands-into-suburban-philly/

March 24, 2014:  The Alternative Press Expands to Pennsylvania

http://njnewscommons.org/the-alternative-press-expands-to-pennsylvania/#more-5533

March 4, 2014:  The News in New Jersey:  Start Me Up

http://njnewscommons.org/the-news-in-jersey-start-me-up/

March 3, 2014:  Ex-Patch Reporters Launch New Hyperlocal Sites

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/montco_memo/Ex-Patch-reporter-launches-site-for-.html

February 14, 2014:  Could a Hybrid Model Scale Community News and Keep the Passion?

http://streetfightmag.com/2014/02/14/could-a-hybrid-model-scale-community-news-and-keep-the-passion/

January 30, 2014:  NJTV News with Mike Schneider

September 25, 2013:  Seven Grants Awarded to Start-Up News Sites

http://njnewscommons.org/seven-grants-awarded-to-start-up-news-sites/

August 8, 2013:  ‘Understanding the Reader’ and the Bottom Line: Do They Connect?

http://streetfightmag.com/2013/08/08/understanding-the-reader-and-the-bottom-line-do-they-connect/

May 17, 2013:  Opportunity Knocks

http://nextlifeventures.com/opportunity-knocks

March 8, 2013:  Hyperlocal Cooties

http://buzzmachine.com/2013/03/08/hyperlocal-cooties/?goback=.gde_99188_member_221076525

February 11, 2013:  How to Scale Local, and Stay Entrepreneurial

http://streetfightmag.com/2013/02/11/how-to-scale-local-and-stay-entrepreneurial/?doing_wp_cron=1360587939.6317090988159179687500

January 17, 2013:  Anatomy of a Startup - Part 2

http://careerfuel.net/2013/01/anatomy-of-a-startup-part-ii-raising-money/

January 2, 2013:  Anatomy of a Startup - Part 1

http://careerfuel.net/2013/01/anatomy-of-a-start-up-part-i/

November 8, 2012:  Hyperlocal Hotbed Thrives in New Jersey

http://www.netnewscheck.com/article/22378/hyperlocal-hotbed-thrives-in-new-jersey

November 6, 2012:  How One Hyperlocal Editor and His Site Chased, and Were Chased by, Sandy

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/11/06/how-one-hyperlocal-editor-and-his-site-chased-and-were-chased-by-sandy/

October 29, 2012:  Hyperlocals Dig In as Sandy Bears Down on East Coast Communities

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/10/29/hyperlocals-dig-in-as-sandy-bears-down-on-east-coast-communities/

September 27, 2012:  Civics, Humanities and News Media in New Jersey, Princeton Media Forum

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September 27, 2012:  New Jersey Hyperlocal Network TAP Celebrates 4 Years, Continues to Expand

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/09/27/new-jersey-hyperlocal-network-tap-celebrates-4-years-continues-to-expand/

June 26, 2012:  Hyperlocal Net Takes on Patch in New Jersey

http://www.netnewscheck.com/article/19646/an-nj-hyperlocal-net-to-rival-patch-literally?utm_source=NetNewsCheck-rss&utm_medium=latest-news-feed&utm_campaign=latest-news-feed-An-NJ-Hyperlocal-Net-To-Rival-Patch-Literally

May 31, 2012:  NJ’s TAP Grows Indie Hyperlocal Network Through Licensing

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/05/31/njs-tap-grows-indie-hyperlocal-network-through-licensing/

May 17, 2012:  Hometown passion fueling local news, indie publishers in NJ - Block by Block

http://www.blockbyblock.us/2012/05/17/alternativepress-hometown-passion-fuels-local-news-and-indie-publishers/

May 17, 2012:  How Hyperlocals Can Burn in Their Brand - StreetFight Magazine

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/05/17/how-hyperlocals-can-burn-in-their-brand/

April 4, 2012:  Kjelene Interiews CEO Samuel Burlum And Managing Editor Of The Alternative Press Jennifer Jean Miller

http://www.ntrradionetwork.com/shows-2/kjelene-interiews-ceo-samuel-burlum-and-managing-editor-of-the-alternative-press-jennifer-jean-miller.html

March 2012 Freelancer Jennifer Jean Miller on Launching a Local News Site -- Ebyline Blog

http://ebyline.biz/2012/03/freelancer-jennifer-jean-miller-on-launching-a-local-new-site/

March 2012 Can Long-Tail EBooks Give New Life to Old News? – StreetFight Magazine

http://streetfightmag.com/2012/03/08/can-long-tail-e-books-give-new-life-to-old-news/

February 2012 Hyperlocal is the New Reality - The Marketing Advantage
http://advantage-marketingblog.com/2012/02/06/hyperlocal-the-new-reality/

October 2011 Mike Shapiro, The Man Behind The Alternative Press – Yahoo Voices

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/9026491/michael_shapiro_the_man_behind_thealternativepresscom.html?cat=49

June 2011 – Politifax New Jersey

Winner: Mike Shapiro

The Millburn Short/Hills Chamber of Commerce elected to its Board the founder of The Alternative Press, an all-online objective daily newspaper covering 15 New Jersey towns,. The Alternative Press is a model for local cyber journalism.

July 2011 Public Forum with Nick Acocella interviewing Mike Shapiro

- The Hall Institute for Public Policy

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The Alternative Press:  A Successful Hyperlocal in the Garden State

The story of why InJersey went out has been told in so many conflicting ways it could be called “Garden State Rashomon.”… streetfightmag.com

http://streetfightmag.com/2011/07/14

Winner: Mike Shapiro

The Millburn Short/Hills Chamber of Commerce elected to its Board the founder of The Alternative Press, an all-online objective daily newspaper covering 15 New Jersey towns. The Alternative Press is a model for local cyber journalism.

- Politifax New Jersey June 1, 2011

eMediaVitals.com 65 Broadway, Suite 601, New York, NY 10006:

http://emediavitals.com/content/profitable-hyperlocal-news-outlet

 

AOL's local-news venture looks for green in Morristown

- The Star-Ledger, August 17, 2010   

http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2010/08/aols_local-news_experiment_loo.html

Hall Institute Launches New Video, Audio Features, February 4, 2010
http://www.hallnj.org/index.php

Rutgers Magazine Interviews AP Editor Michael Shapiro, January 15, 2010
http://www.alumni.rutgers.edu/s/896/indexNoRot.aspx?sid=896

Rutgers Class Notes on AP Editor Michael Shapiro, January 15, 2010
Rutgers Article (PDF)

Panelists: Citizen Scribes Can Help Society Asbury Park Press, November 19, 2009
http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091119/999999999/911190335

Talk to The Times: Editor for Digital Initiatives New York Times, November 16, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/16/business/media/16askthetimes.html

Specialized News Sites Could Become the Next Big Thing New Jersey Business News, November 1, 2009
http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2009/11/specialized_news_sites_could_b.html

Dateline: Maplewood New Jersey Monthly, October 31, 2009
http://njmonthly.com/articles/lifestyle/dateline-maplewood.html

Local Focus Keeps News Gathering Afloat Franklin Center, September 28, 2009
http://www.franklincenterhq.org/2009/09/28/local-focus-keeps-news-gathering-afloat/

The Alternative Press New Jersey Monthly, September 22, 2009
http://njmonthly.com/blogs/njmyway/2009/9/22/the-alternative-press.html

Hyperlocal Journalism Gets Legit Minyanville.com, September 18, 2009
http://www.minyanville.com/articles/journalism-hyperlocal-newspapers-media-reporters/index/a/24554

TheAlternativePress.com Launches Financial News Section Forbes.com, August 5, 2009
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/businesswire/2009/08/05/businesswire127519955.html

10 Towns and 10,000,000 Hits Strong: All-Online Daily Hyperlocal Newspaper, TheAlternativePress.com, Expands to Chatham, New Jersey PRNewswire.com, June 1, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/lr4o4s

Interview with TheAlternativePress.com Editor Michael M. Shapiro BlogTalkRadio.com, May 7, 2009
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Hall_Institute/2009/05/26/The-Hall-Institutes-Weekly-Review-and-Analysis-of-the-New-Jersey-Governor-Race-TBA

Garden State Green Section of TheAlternativePress.com Becomes New Jersey's New Home for Environmental News and Information, EarthTimes.org, May 7, 2009
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/garden-state-green-section-of,815662.shtml

Going Loco for Local: TheAlternativePress.com, All-Online Daily Local NJ Newspaper Expands to Westfield, Surpasses 6 Million Hits, The Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2009
http://tinyurl.com/cxgle8

TheAlternativePress.com Coming to Westfield, Bruno Tedeschi, April 30, 2009
http://www.brunotedeschi.com/myblogs/jerseynew-media/83-alternative-press-coming-to-westfield


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-Tina Kelley, The New York Times, May 2, 2009
http://maplewood.blogs.nytimes.com