Laura Kelly Dunlop currently heads up PPA Scotland, supporting and promoting the magazine industry across the country. She is the creative and organisational force behind Magfest – Edinburgh’s festival of magazines – and the prestigious PPA Scottish Magazine Awards. With a long history in media, Laura has contributed to a wide range of publications including The Big Issue, where she was the Arts and Features Editor; Holyrood magazine; The Herald; The Skinny and Fest. As the editor of the INSP (International Network of Street Papers) News Service, she developed and oversaw a new digital platform that enables street papers to share content all over the world.
"I am very excited to see the new innovation in online media. In my role at PPA Scotland, I am always on the look-out for exciting developments that point the way to a stimulating and sustainable future for professional content producers. I am particularly interested in the pioneering ways that online media can continue the role of building communities of shared interest; and can offer new ways for media organisations to interact with audiences."