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16 Dec 2020
Industry Voices

John Bird | Co-Founder | The Big Issue

For the final Radar interview of 2020, we spoke with the Co-Founder of a magazine that responded with full force to an almighty challenge faced over this last year. As lockdown hit and the streets were emptied, The Big Issue had to rapidly adapt its business model, which had previously relied on street vendors to sell the weekly publication. John Bird tells us all about his upbringing, how this led to the birth of The Big Issue & how COVID has affected magazine publishing.