Who would have thought newspapers worth reading could be free? Yet today they are firmly established as a prominent feature in London’s media landscape. In less than ten years, City A.M. itself has become an essential part of the morning commute for London’s discerning professionals, with more than 100,000 copies ready for you every weekday.
The ability of business and finance to fund and develop new products and services, not just to meet the public’s needs but to reveal products we couldn’t even dream of, is part of what makes business journalism such an exciting field in which to work. Restless innovation, human drama and the ambition to achieve have always made it a thrilling world from which to have the privilege of writing despatches.
But right now, the profession is even more exciting than ever, because we find ourselves caught up not just as spectators but urgent participants. The journalism industry is being turned upside down by new technology. Established incumbents have seen once secure readership fall, and every day it seems new experiments are sprouting up in the rush to find a modern way to do news.