As you may already know, after 12 months of testing our model in Port Phillip, the South Melbourne headquartered local news startup *PS Media – that's us! – has paused our reporting.

We are currently collating evidence of our impact before we decide what's next.

Before we proceed, we’re hosting an afternoon of community events, supported by the Kerridge Foundation, at The Prince in St Kilda on August 30.

As a valued reader and member of our community, we'd love you to attend a free discussion on Why Local News Matters, featuring Mayor Heather Cunsolo, the federal member for Macnamara Josh Burns MP, and Port Phillip resident (and The Age's Indigenous Affairs Reporter) Jack Latimore, moderated by our co-founder Dr Margaret Simons. The event starts at 6:30pm, and you can register here:

Please note: this is not a fundraising event, we are seeking your engagement for feedback.

Nibbles and refreshments will be provided, please contact [email protected] if you have any questions or event accessibility needs.