Murrieta 24/7 will be available to readers Sept. 1 at www.murrieta247.com. Like Menifee 24/7, it will be online only, providing readers in Murrieta and surrounding communities the latest information at the click of a computer mouse or touch of their mobile device.
"The popularity of Menifee 24/7 and requests for similar coverage in Murrieta are proof that our commitment to hyperlocal online news coverage is well-founded," said Doug Spoon, co-owner of Premier Media Group and editor of Menifee 24/7, who will also serve as editor of Murrieta 24/7. "We believe this business model is a viable part of the future of journalism, and we are happy to expand our services to readers in this part of Riverside County."
The website will be presented in a format similar to Menifee 24/7, with a news stream updated throughout the day and the ability for readers to post comments. Like Menifee 24/7, it will be supported by local advertising and there will be no subscription cost to readers.
While Murrieta 24/7 is under construction, the Murrieta 24/7 Facebook page is active as of today to promote this new business and to provide occasional updates on Murrieta news. Today the page includes a link to Menifee 24/7's Monday report on the immigration issue in Murrieta. In the coming weeks, original reporting about Murrieta will appear on that page.
We encourage you to "like" the Murrieta 24/7 Facebook page and tell your friends so we can begin to build an audience. Adding this website to the Premier Media Group lineup will enable us to provide aditional and focused coverage of Murrieta, while enabling Menifee 24/7 to be more focused strictly on Menifee news.
As always, we welcome your comments. To reach us for issues regarding Murrieta 24/7, contact one of the following:
Editor: Doug Spoon, 626-388-7561
Associate Editor: Kristen Spoon, 626-388-7562
Advertising: Aaron Rachman, 951-347-8213
Business office: Shelli Stovall, 760-408-2010