Friday, February 05, 2016

Megaphone magazine is successfully taking it to the streets of Vancouver

[photo: Mark Gryski/CBC]
Megaphone magazine launched in 2008 in Vancouver. According to a CBC.ca report, some 30 street vendors will be out selling the magazine to passersby, marking International Vendor Week. And the story reports that 164 vendors made a total of $125,000 last year from their cut of sales.
"They work hard, they work through rain and snow and heat, and today and this whole week is really a chance for us to say, you guys are amazing you do incredible work, and we want to support you," said Sean Condon, executive director, who says that circulation of such street papers is actually growing during a time when traditional newspaper circ is in decline.

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