Laura Kelly

Future Generations Editor, The Big Issue

Laura Kelly is a multimedia journalist and award-winning columnist. As the Future Generations Editor at The Big Issue, she leads a team of young journalists from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the media. With the Future Generations team, she launched BetterPod – a weekly podcast that asks what we can do today to make a better tomorrow. Covering topics from sex education to class, and gun violence to mental health, BetterPod is a solutions-focused space to challenge the biggest issues facing us today.

All Sessions by Laura Kelly

10:00 am - 10:20 am
Main stage

Podcasting for good: The Big Issue's BetterPod

The Big Issue's Laura Kelly talks about why they decided to launch BetterPod, what it brings to the Big Issue brand, and why it's so important to reach out to marginalised voices.

11:55 am - 12:15 pm
Main stage

Podcast evolutions: How Women's Running has built a new audience

Women's Running first launched a podcast as a way to market subscriptions to their magazine. But as the podcast grew in popularity, they realised it was attracting a different audience who weren't necessarily interested in the magazine. Find out what the team decided to do next and how they're building the podcast into its own product in this fireside chat with Laura Kelly.