Monday, July 03, 2006

Street paper featured in the Wall Street Journal

The street newspaper in Washington D.C. (Street Sense) was featured in the Wall Street Journal on June 30th.

"The monthly paper, run out of a rented room at the downtown Church of the Epiphany, follows the general business plan set by many of the 24 publications in the North American Street Newspaper Association, a trade group of papers focused on homelessness. Street Sense is sold by a roving crew of 45 vendors, most of them homeless, who pay 25 cents a copy and sell the paper on the street for a dollar. A diligent vendor with good curb appeal can make $60 a day, Ms. Osuri says. Last month, the vendors sold 11,500 copies out of a run of 13,000."

  • WSJ article
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