What is a Street Paper?

Street papers are magazines or newspapers sold by people experiencing poverty, homelessness or other forms of marginalisation.

They give people an immediate, dignified and legitimate way to earn money whilst seeking to address the causes of poverty through journalism and advocacy.

As organisations, street papers are independent entities: non-profit organisations or social enterprises that reinvest their profits into services to support people in need. These services can include housing placement projects and emergency supplies of food and clothing.

Explore how street papers work, the services they provide and our street paper standards.

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How Street Papers Work

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