Newspapers sold on Nashville street corners by homeless and formerly homeless vendors will now cost twice as much. To stabilize its shaky finances, The Contributor has raised its price to $2 and decided to print issues every week instead of bi-monthly.
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There’s some competition in Nashville’s homeless streetpaper business. A church-sponsored publication called Faith Unity Outloud uses roughly the same business model as The Contributor, as well as some of its old vendors.
Nashville’s homeless newspaper could soon print its final edition. It needs an influx of cash to stay afloat through year’s end.
The affluent city of Brentwood can keep homeless salesmen of The Contributor newspaper from doing business with passing cars. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision affirming a city ordinance.
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.
Nashville’s homeless newspaper is expanding and will begin publishing twice a month starting Wednesday.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Brentwood over sales of the homeless newspaper, The Contributor. Earlier this year, the city fined eight of the Contributor’s vendors for selling the paper on city sidewalks.
The holiday season has been good to Nashville’s homeless newspaper, called “The Contributor.” The so-called street paper has sold 120,000 copies this month – by far the largest circulation of any street paper in the U.S.
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.