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Our vendors: Sonja Stockhammer (Apropos, Salzburg, Austria)

Sonja Stockhammer isn’t a woman to beat around the bush; nor is she a chatterbox. But through her judicious choice of words she paints a vivid picture of her life and loves. When she met Christina Repolust for an interview, Sonja talked quickly and eloquently about her love for her horses, dogs and cats, her experiences as a street paper vendor and her feeling that anything is possible.

Growing up together: Apropos editor celebrates 20 years at the street paper

2019 marks INSP’s 25th anniversary, as well as equally remarkable milestones for a number of street papers across the world. Michaela Gründler, the editor-in-chief of Apropos, is also celebrating a landmark: she started working at the Salzburg street paper on 1 February 1999. In this interview, she looks back on the last 20 years and talks about how the image of Apropos has changed, the work that she and her team do behind the scenes and why she loves fairy tales so much.

INSP Vendor Playlist: Eduard Binder (Apropos, Salzburg, Austria)

This year we asked vendors: if you could give a song as a present this Christmas, what would you choose? The result was the INSP Vendor Playlist, which is now available for your listening pleasure. Apropos vendor Eduard wants to give the gift of Bavarian yodelling this Christmas.

World Cup wonders and getting back to nature: a round up of June’s street paper covers

As we approach the halfway mark in 2018, take a look back at the covers on sale on the streets of the world this month.

Part of Apropos for 20 years: An Interview with vendor Luise Slamanig

Apropos, the street paper of Salzburg, Austria, recently its 20th anniversary. To mark that, one of its longest serving vendors, Luise Slamanug, sat down with the publication’s chief editor, Michaela Gründler, for an interview about what life has been like at Apropos over the last 20 years.

Christmas Covers: we unwrap December’s street paper front pages

With Christmas just around the corner, street papers around the world have been getting into the Yuletide spirit and emblazoning their front covers with all things festive!

September Swansong: A look back on the month’s street paper covers

We bid farewell to September by having a look back at the best of the street paper covers from the month.

Vendor wishes: “In 2017, I wish for a second child and good health”

As 2016 comes to a close, vendors tell INSP about their hopes for the new year. Today, Apropos vendor Elena says she wants a better life for her son David.

October global street paper covers get scary

Between Halloween and Trump, there’s a frighteneing vibe on this month’s international street paper covers. Thank god for Street Cat Bob…

INSP Awards: meet the contenders for best street paper breakthrough

This category is always one of the most exciting, as it reflects the extraordinary gains and achievements of street papers worldwide. From an exclusive Papal audience to a sales-boosting, vendor-led edition; meet our five finalists.

German language street papers gather in Nuremberg

Representatives from 16 papers discussed crowdfunding successes, marketing hacks and vendor strategies during the intensive two-day meeting.

Street papers have Christmas wrapped up with festive projects

From special editions and calendars to funky bespoke gift wrap, we discover how street papers around the world are helping vendors increase their Christmas sales, give thanks to their customers and to truly enjoy the festive season.

Vendors step into historic artwork in Salzburg Museum exhibition

We hear from Austrian street paper vendors who stepped back in time – and into a painting – when they took part in a tableau vivant in front of the famous Sattler Panorama of Salzburg.

INSP Advent Calendar: day one

Count down to Christmas with #INSPadvent! Married Apropos vendors Evelyne & Georg kick off our calendar. Click here to open today’s window…

What did this Archbishop learn from selling a street paper?

Interest, rejection, amazement, avoidance, excuses… the Archbishop of Salzburg experienced them all whilst selling Apropos.

Salzburg street paper Apropos strikes right pose with yoga for homeless vendors and readers

Austrian street paper Apropos has taken an unusual approach to improving its vendors’ health and their interaction with customers – yoga classes.

Salzburg street paper wins top human rights award

Austrian street paper Apropos has received the Rose for Human Rights for its work with migrant vendors in Salzburg.