Valley News Staff
Valley News is rolling out a new subscription service to its readers – signaling the official beginning of a new era of news content delivery in southwest Riverside County.
The news organization serves Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Hemet, San Jacinto and surrounding communities by providing hyperlocal news and feature story content.
Valley News recently updated its website to a new host, giving the organization better flexibility, power and the ability to offer a wider variety of news content to the site. As the website continues to expand and develop, digital subscribers can opt in to daily morning emails with the latest news delivered into their inbox and receive breaking news alerts as well.
The website will offer Valley News-generated video and podcast content as well.
“We are excited to continue to build on what we considered to be lacking in the market — news that is important to our readers and our communities,” Publisher Julie Reeder said. “We will continue to cover everything that is news within our communities, city governments, schools, sports and more. We welcome our readers to more actively engage with our organization to ensure Valley News is a product that they deserve and are excited about as well.”
Recently, Valley News added regional, state, national and international news to its offerings generated by City News Service, The Epoch Times and The Associated Press.
“Valley News is and will always be the valley’s local, hometown newspaper,” Managing Editor Kim Harris said. “By offering our readers a broader perspective on news that affects them and their daily lives, we believe we are adding value for all our readers in the valley.”
To better serve the community and ensure that readers now have the ability to access news and information in the manner in which they prefer to consume the content, Valley News will roll out subscription options that include Digital and Digital + Print.
Readers who prefer to consume their news digitally can have access to all the content that Valley News has to offer, including exclusive premium content, for as little as $5 on a recurring monthly subscription plan. Readers who would like to receive the weekly Valley News print edition can do so for $6 per month.
Discounts are available for subscribers who choose to pay for a yearly subscription upfront.
Those price points are significantly less expensive than competitors to the north and west of southwest Riverside County.
“Essentially, Valley News has become a digital daily newspaper with both timely local news and news from the region, state, nation and world,” director of engagement and business development Jeff Pack said. “We are now offering the same, if not better, quality local news we’ve offered for decades – and much, much more.”
“We also realize that people want the feel of a newspaper in their hands and our readers can rest assured they can continue to receive the local, community newspaper they have come to know and love,” Harris said.
For the first month of the rollout, visitors to www.myvalleynews.com will receive five free stories per month to read and share. After the first month, visitors can read up to three stories and ultimately one free story per month without a subscription.
Articles that relate to public safety (fire, criminal threats), as well as select articles that are regional, state and national matters of great importance, will be offered for free on the site.
“We hope our community will support our efforts to bring a quality product to the valley,” Reeder said. “By continuing to invest in a hub of news and information for the valley, thousands of daily visitors both locally and regionally will see what makes this area so special.
“With thousands of visitors to our site each day, it is also a great opportunity for local businesses to advertise with an outstanding return on investment while helping to support local journalism,” Reeder said.
Visit www.myvalleynews.com to check out the all-new Valley News and subscribe starting Wednesday, Oct. 16.