Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly
Laura Kelly is the pen name of INSP's Editorial & Communications Manager. She has more than a decade's experience in street papers and was previously the arts and features editor of The Big Issue in the UK.

News posts by Laura Kelly:

Video: challenging the fake news narrative

Watch as media experts unpick the ideas of fake news and ‘alternative facts’ at INSP’s lively debate.

Alarming trend shows homelessness crisis across Europe

New report by EU homelessness organisation Feantsa shows homelessness and housing exclusion on the rise across Europe – except in Finland.

INSP brings together top journalists to fight back against fake news

As the global war against truth rages, the Alternative journalism vs. ‘alternative facts’ event on 30 March will explore how alternative forms of journalism can lead the fight against fake news.

Rising street paper star found dead on US street

In January, INSP was delighted to report on the incredible story of Raven Canon, an activist in Colorado Springs who launched brand new street paper The Springs Echo, whilst sleeping rough. A little more than a month later, we are saddened to be reporting on her death.

Pope Francis tells street papers it’s “always right to give help” to homeless

A year and a half after he first spoke to street papers, the Holy Father met Scarp de’ tenis vendor Antonio Mininni and the paper’s editor Stefano Lampertico.

“This opportunity is thrilling” – INSP’s new Intensive Learning Programme kicks off

Participants about to set off on international placement scheme to strengthen street papers and share ideas.

Listen: Mull children create radio play about rural land use

Children from a remote primary school on the isle of Mull examine how housing and rural land use affects their lives.

Equalities Secretary expresses Scotland’s pride in being home to INSP

“We should all be proud that INSP is based here in Scotland,” said Equalities Secretary Angela Constance, ahead of brand new exhibition about INSP’s work.

#VendorWeek: a global street paper celebration

Across five continents, street papers are celebrating #VendorWeek from 6-12 February. Find out about all their activities here!

Business leaders and politicians to sell The Big Issue in Australia

For #VendorWeek, more than 100 senior business leaders and politicians will sell Australia’s The Big Issue to raise awareness of the country’s 500+ street paper sellers.

First ever exhibition of street paper design hits Glasgow for #VendorWeek

World first exhibition of street paper design and global vendors’ stories to open in The Lighthouse this February for #VendorWeek.

Homeless activist launches world’s newest street paper in Colorado Springs

“The idea came from being hungry – the desire came from wanting to fight.” Currently homeless in Colorado Springs, Raven Canon is a campaigner and the founder of the world’s newest street paper. We caught up with her just after she published the first edition of The Springs Echo.