Civitas Media launches interactive community web site


August 27, 2013

Civitas Media, Coal Valley News’ parent company, is committed to serving its communities and providing relevant news and information through multiple channels. With this in mind, Civitas Media is launching, an interactive community website, in Madison, WV.

The site features hyper-local news and information generated by community residents about area happenings and events.

“The MyOwn Community website is based on the town square, or public square, concept,” said Michael Bush, Civitas Media’s president and CEO. “As an amateur historian, I am intrigued by how communities were influenced by the interaction that took place in the town square, or community center, and how important that type of interaction still is today.”

The MyOwn website is a community-specific news, information and engagement platform driven by the most important individuals in Madison, its citizens. “The MyOwn sites can revolutionize the way neighbors connect with each other and their communities,” Bush said.

“With today’s busy lifestyles it has become more and more difficult for individuals and families to easily maintain the level of daily interaction that keeps a community vibrant and as the leading source of news and information in Madison,” said Joshua Byers, Coal Valley News Regional Editor, “we felt we should find a solution to keep community members involved and active.”

The MyOwn website is an innovative way to find out about, and participate in, what’s going on near you. The site has been built so that you have plenty of opportunity to share photos, videos and stories, as well play online games, post upcoming events or just see what your neighbors are doing.

“The MyOwn website is the solution the community has been looking for,” said Coal Valley News Editor Fred Pace. “The MyOwn site will strengthen our community and improve the lives of its residents, but we can’t do it without everyone’s support.”

Madison’s MyOwn website is now available at Log in today and see where community comes together.