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The Big Issue celebrates 30 years in print

The Big Issue is celebrating 30 years of print with a special birthday edition and a new digital editorial strategy.

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The Big Issue is celebrating three decades of helping vulnerable people

For three decades, The Big Issue has been working to tackle poverty and homelessness through giving Big Issue vendors the opportunity to work and earn money through selling the papers.

According to Big Issue itself, in this time, it has helped over 105,000 earn over £144m. Through the organisation’s new website and digital editorial strategy Big Issue is seeking to take these figures even higher.

Moving forward, social media and multimedia content will work arm-in-arm with the well-known newspaper with content covering everything from film, TV, book, and music reviews, as well as interviews with celebrities.

Reporters will also cover key issues such as housing, employment, environment, activism, and social justice.

We have done so much to affect real change in society over the last three decades, from giving some of the most vulnerable people a chance to pull themselves out of poverty and changing public perceptions surrounding homelessness to providing people with excellent and hard-hitting journalism

Paul McNamee, editor of The Big Issue, says: “I am very proud of everything The Big Issue has achieved over the past 30 years.

“We have done so much to affect real change in society over the last three decades, from giving some of the most vulnerable people a chance to pull themselves out of poverty and changing public perceptions surrounding homelessness to providing people with excellent and hard-hitting journalism.”

He adds: “Now it’s time to look forward to what we want to achieve over the next 30 years.”

Launched by John Bird and Gordon Roddick in 1991, The Big Issue has sold over 200 million copies by over 100,000 vulnerable people across four continents.

If you have any news, please email carys@linkpublishing.co.uk or join in with the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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