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About Murray Bridge News

Stories create community. Without shared stories – the experiences we have in common – we’d all just be people who live near each other.

That’s why local news is important.

Murray Bridge News is your independent local news service, established by journalist Peri Strathearn in 2020. We publish stories about what’s happening in South Australia’s Murraylands in a weekly email newsletter, on this website and via digital signage in the community.

We’re all about:

  • Creating community by sharing local stories

  • Empowering local people to engage with community groups, events and opportunities

  • Being positive about our region and its future

  • Being local: collaborating with and advocating for local people, and being present in the community

  • Guaranteeing a local news service that is ethical, accessible and sustainable

As a family-owned business, the decisions which guide us are made in Murray Bridge, not Adelaide or Sydney; and 100 per cent of our profits remain in the community.

Murray Bridge News is produced on Ngarrindjeri country.

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Our email newsletter is free to read, and most of our stories are, too. But if you become a paying subscriber – from just $5 a month – you’ll get access to a few extra stories each week. More importantly, your support will help us connect, empower and uplift local people.

To check your current subscription settings or unsubscribe, visit www.murraybridge.news/account.

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We reach thousands of highly engaged readers every week via our website, email newsletter, social media channels and display screen. Our experienced team can help you connect with your customers by sharing your story. We offer:

  • Sponsored stories

  • Display ads

  • Classifieds

  • Event sponsorships

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Murray Bridge News is owned by local residents Peri and Keren Strathearn.

Our main sources of revenue are reader subscriptions; advertising from local businesses (click here for a list); and occasionally external funding, including from the Meta Australian News Fund and Google News Initiative in 2022-23.

All content on this website is copyrighted by Murray Bridge News Pty Ltd unless otherwise attributed, and cannot be reproduced without permission. Responsibility for electoral material published on this website is taken by managing editor Peri Strathearn, 30 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge SA 5253.

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Murray Bridge News is a member of Business Murray Bridge and the Local and Independent News Association. We are powered by Substack and Stripe.

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Peri Strathearn
I'm an award-winning, community-minded journalist who has lived and worked in South Australia's Murraylands since 2012.
Michael X. Savvas
Michael is an experienced journalist and former lecturer who has written for national and international publications, such as Australian Book Review and Pakistan's The News on Sunday.
Murray Bridge News welcomes story submissions from local people and groups, and also offers sponsored articles to businesses. Email peri@murraybridge.news.
Jane Intini
After spending 3 wonderful years in Port Lincoln, I chose to move here for family. My obsession is Timmy, my retired greyhound and my flock of rescued birds. I'm thoroughly enjoying river life and discovering all this region has to offer.