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The Big Issue celebrates its 30th birthday with a special birthday edition

By Sorcha Mondon

20 Sep 2021

The title is also adopting a new digital editorial strategy.

The Big Issue is celebrating its 30th year in publishing, commemorating the milestone with a special edition of magazine.

Over the last 30 years The Big Issue have helped over 105,000 vendors earn over £144 million. The new look Big Issue website and digital editorial strategy will make BigIssue.com a destination site for anyone affected by or concerned about important social issues affecting modern Britain.

Dedicated reporters will be tackling five key content areas — housing, employment, environment, activism and social justice — answering the questions people have on the subjects they care about most, as well as the biggest news stories of the day.

Alastair Reid, Digital Editor of The Big Issue, said: “This is a really exciting next step for The Big Issue. Editorially, we will become a destination site for anyone affected by or concerned about the big social issues affecting modern Britain. We’ll be answering the questions people have on the topics they care about most by focussing on news, community and action. We’re bringing in some new staff to help us achieve that, all while maintaining the top-class cultural coverage and interviews with interesting people saying interesting things which the magazine is known and loved for. It’s clear we’re continuing to go from strength to strength so I want to thank everyone for supporting us on our journey.”

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