NOW that Business a.m., the Edinburgh-based paper launched in September 2000, has closed down, there would appear to be conclusive proof that a daily business and financial newspaper focusing on Scotland will never be economically viable.
WITH a kick in the teeth and thank you for nothing, Business a.m. Scotland’s daily business newspaper, has less bowed out than spat out. In the final edition yesterday, Ian Bell, its principal political columnist, let fly with a vicious attack on the very people who were to blame for its demise: the readers, of course. Not that there were too many of those by the time the paper folded. "You Didn’t Deserve Us", was the less than endearing headline on Mr Bell’s fulmination.
BUSINESS A.M., Scotland’s fledgling daily business newspaper, will close at the end of this week and relaunch in the middle of January as a weekly title, it was announced yesterday.
BUSINESS A.M. the Edinburgh-based daily business newspaper launched just over two years ago, is to close on Friday with the loss of 130 staff.
Scotland's newest daily newspaper, Business a.m., will close at the end of this week, with the loss of 125 jobs.
STAFF at Business a.m., the daily financial newspaper, are expected to be told today that the title faces closure unless new owners can be found before Christmas.