News Corporation and Apple are all set to launch a brand new digital newspaper exclusive to the iPad. “The Daily” will reportedly launch later this month, costing 99 cents (62p) a week.
Apple’s Steve Jobs and News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch are hoping the iPaper will become a game changer for digital publishing, following falling physical newspaper sales and the relative failure of The Times paywall. Interestingly, there are no website based versions of The Daily planned: this will truly be a tablet-only news source.
The US-focussed paper will have “a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence”, with Jesse Angelo, managing editor of The New York Post most likely to take the position of editor.
“He envisions a world in which every family has a iPad in the home and it becomes the device from which they get their news and information. If only 5% of those 40 million subscribe to the Daily, that’s already two million customers,” a source said to The Guardian.
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