Nashville’s homeless newspaper could soon print its final edition. It needs an influx of cash to stay afloat through year’s end.
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Nashville’s street paper – The Contributor – got a big pat on the back Wednesday from Mayor Karl Dean, who thanked some 400 vendors for what they do and wrote a glowing editorial for the latest issue. The homeless newspaper is celebrating its fifth anniversary.
Street papers across the country have exploded this year, none more so than “The Contributor” in Nashville. Selling the homeless newspaper is meant to be an alternative to panhandling. For many, it’s become a decent full-time job.