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City A.M. to mark 15th birthday with return to print

City A.M., a daily business newspaper for London, will be back on the streets on Monday 7 September, just days after marking its 15th birthday on Saturday 5 September.

City A.M. to mark 15th birthday with return to print
Jens Torpe: “We said we'd be back, and we will be back.”

City A.M. temporarily paused its print production at the end of March in response to the Coronavirus crisis, focusing instead on its digital output - including a new daily podcast, The City View. The digital operation has thrived during the lockdown, delivering its highest revenues from a record audience and engagement, say the publishers.

No redundancies have been made by City A.M. over this period and the company expects to start bringing furloughed staff back to work over the summer.

City A.M. also expects to return the City A.M. Magazine this autumn, along with its curated events programme. There will be a combination of virtual and live events, taking into account social distancing requirements.

City A.M. CEO Jens Torpe said: "The fact that we are able to commit to a return to print is testament to the hard work and creativity of our diminished staff. We said we'd be back, and we will be back - serving the capital's business community with the same style, energy and enthusiasm with which we launched City A.M. 15 years ago.

“We look forward to welcoming back the entire City A.M. community of staff, readers and advertisers ready for a bumper edition of City A.M. on Monday the 7th of September."

City A.M. Editor Christian May said: "Putting together the first edition after this enforced break will be a wonderful occasion and I know that everyone involved in the newspaper is itching to get back to work. London has suffered during this crisis and its business community has faced immense difficulty, but there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the capital will come roaring back to life and we can't wait to be a part of that."

Commenting on the announcement, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, The Rt Hon William Russell, said: "City A.M.'s temporary absence has been just one of the many visible signs that the City has been experiencing an extraordinary few months, but its return to our streets in September will serve as a powerful indicator that the capital remains a world-leading business hub, brimming with energy and dynamism. It will give me immense pleasure to say welcome back, City A.M."