Friday, March 14, 2014

Easy Reader and the Los Angeles Register launch two new local newspapers

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – March 14, 2014 – The Los Angeles Register today launched two new monthly community newspapers with Easy Reader, as part of a larger expansion plan to introduce more than a dozen new community newspapers in the coming weeks.

The expansion also includes the April 16 launch of Los Angeles Register, a locally focused, community-building daily newspaper serving Los Angeles County. 

The newspapers will run under the Easy Reader masthead as editions of the Register. The first is a northern coastal edition that serves Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey and Playa Vista communities, and is delivered to 23,000 homes. The second serves Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and Venice communities, and is delivered to 58,000 homes. Both will be available within the Los Angeles Register when home-delivery subscription service becomes available following the daily newspaper's April 16 soft launch. 

The new Easy Reader editions provide readers with in-depth community news, town-by-town pages and original reporting about interesting people, businesses, events, government and politics, arts and entertainment, schools, prep sports, pets, family life, health, voices (opinion), charities and places of worship. It also includes puzzles, service directories, and listings for real estate, obituaries and legal advertising. 

Ron Sylvester, Editor of Los Angeles Register, said: “Easy Reader has been a staple in the South Bay with more than four decades of service. We are thrilled to expand and bring the same civic-minded journalism further north with two entirely new papers that serve the northern coastal communities in Los Angeles.” 

Freedom Communications and Easy Reader, Inc. signed a comprehensive, long-term management agreement in January in which Freedom assumed management responsibilities for all aspects of the Easy Reader business. The original Easy Reader debuted in 1970, and expanded to include sister publications: Beach, Peninsula People and Drop Zone. 

The original Easy Reader is a weekly publication serving Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach communities. On Feb. 27, Easy Reader and the Register enhanced it’s the paper’s design and expanded from a tabloid to a larger broadsheet format. Easy Reader also publishes two editions each month that serve Palos Verdes and El Segundo, respectively, and both editions also are expanding to the broadsheet format. 

Over the coming weeks, the Los Angeles Register will be introducing additional community newspapers serving towns throughout Los Angeles County including in the San Fernando Valley and Pasadena. 

About Freedom Communications, Inc. 
Freedom Communications, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is a privately-owned company that publishes three daily newspapers - Long Beach Register in Long Beach, Calif., The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif. and the Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif. with a fourth daily newspaper launching April 16th, the Los Angeles Register. Freedom also publishes more than 25 community newspapers that serve specific cities, audiences and geographic areas, including Spanish-language Excelsior and La Prensa, the Desert Enterprise in Coachella Valley, and the Easy Reader publications along the coast of Los Angeles. Freedom publishes highly designed glossy magazines and operates a custom publishing unit. The company's portfolio also includes news and entertainment websites and mobile applications. For more information, visit or contact Eric Morgan at 714-796-2460 or 

SOURCE: Freedom Communications

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