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Vendor City Guide: Dortmund

The Big Issue has been reaching out to vendors across the street paper network to get the inside scoop on the cities they know best. This instalment features bodo vendor Jessica talking about Dortmund.

INSP Awards: The Best Campaign 2019 Finalists Unveiled

Today we’re bringing you the penultimate set of 2019 INSP Awards Finalists, with the Top 5 entries in Best Campaign.

INSP Awards: the 2019 Best Photograph Nominees are here

Say cheese…it’s time for us to announce the Best Photograph Nominees for the INSP Awards 2019!

INSP Awards: Here come the 2019 Best Cover Nominees

Best Cover is always one of our most hotly contested INSP Awards, and this year is no exception, with a record 78 entries in this category from street papers around the world!

INSP Vendor Playlist: bodo vendors talk about their choices

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. Nine bodo vendors contributed songs, and here they talk about some of the reasons behind their choices.

“Hairdressing is a social service”

Recently, two street papers in different parts of the world published similar stories celebrating organisations that give free haircuts to homeless people. Dortmund-based magazine bodo told the story of the Barber’s Angels, a group of professional hairdressers from all over the North Rhine-Westphalia region who had come to Bochum to dish out complimentary styling. Across the Atlantic, Nashville’s The Contributor described a day of business for the Nashville Street Barbers.

INSP Awards: Announcing the 2018 Nominees in Best Design

This award acknowledges excellence in street paper design – find out who’s made the Top 10.

Mayday! Mayday! INSP’s latest monthly covers round-up is here

No need to put out a distress call, our round-up of street paper front pages from the last month has landed.

Female, homeless and invisible

In Germany, 100,000 women have no home of their own and a quarter of all homeless people are women. bodo spent time with four women from Bochum who are facing homelessness. They talked about their experiences and explained why women who live on the streets are ignored.

INSP Awards: Presenting our Best Breakthrough 2017 Finalists

The finalists just keep coming! Here’s who has claimed a Top Five position in the Best Breakthrough category.

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…

Prophets of Rage to Bridget Jones – September street paper supporters

There’s support from big name stars featured on this month’s covers – but also stark reminders of why street papers are so necessary for homeless people.

Our vendors: Leo (bodo, Dortmund, Germany)

Some bodo vendors are so well known on their sales beat that readers ask about them when they don’t turn up for a day or two. Leo is one such vendor. We meet him on his regular pitch in Dortmund.

Olympic fever gripped world’s street papers this August

August’s street paper covers have the Olympic spirit, featuring ‘cuddly lawnmowers’, a homeless wedding, Steven Spielberg, and a cheeky little bit of rickrolling.

Hard-hitting, striking… phizz-whizzing: it’s June’s street paper covers

A gloriumptious look at the world of Roald Dahl, a red-haired mischief-maker, a mafia flower plot and Yanis Varoufakis at the INSP Summit… explore June’s street paper covers.

VIDEO: Emotional start to powerful INSP Talks in Athens

An emotional and inspiring start to the very first INSP Talks at the Global Street Paper Summit saw keynote speaker Cynthia Hellen and INSP delegates champion empowering vulnerable communities through sustainable and innovative social entrepreneurship.

INSP Awards 2016 winners revealed in Athens

The winners of the INSP Awards 2016 were announced tonight in Athens during a glamorous celebration of excellence and innovation in street papers worldwide. Discover who took home the top awards.

INSP Awards: trailblazing finalists compete for Best Campaign

The entries in this year’s INSP Awards Best Campaign category have been innovative, powerful and trailblazing. Discover how our five finalists have been impacting change to support the most marginalised and vulnerable members of their communities.

Our vendors: Jessica (Bodo, Dortmund, Germany)

“I like taking a walk in nature. When something has annoyed me, a little walk in fresh air often makes me feel better.” Wise words from Jessica, who sells bodo near Dortmund.

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.

INSP Advent Calendar: day 18

#INSPadvent is in Dortmund today. Throughout December, we have messages from street paper vendors. Open today’s window in our celebratory advent calendar.