News Corporation has unveiled 'The Daily' -- first-of-its-kind national daily news publication created for iPad. Built exclusively as an application for tablet computing, it provides readers the engaging experience of a magazine combined with the immediacy of the web and the need-to-know content of a newspaper, says Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp.
"New times demand new journalism," said Murdoch. "So we built The Daily completely from scratch -- on the most innovative device to come about in my time -- the iPad."
"News Corp. is redefining the news experience with The Daily," says Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We think it is terrific and iPad users are really going to embrace it."
Led by Editor-in-Chief Jesse Angelo and Publisher Greg Clayman, The Daily is the first application made available on the App Store as a subscription -- which will be billed directly to an iTunes account. It is a subscription-based news product, published 365 days a year, at the cost of $0.99 cents a week or $39.99 a year.
Each day The Daily will publish up to 100 pages focused on six key areas: news, sports, gossip and celebrity, opinion, arts and life, and apps and games. It will offer views from across the political spectrum. They will come from across cultures and generations, across America and the world.
The Daily will feature Sudoku and crossword puzzles, localized weather reports, and a customizable sports package that captures news on the user's favourite teams. Subscribers will also be able to leave comments on Daily stories in either written or audio form -- as well as bookmark them in-app to read later. And while The Daily lives on the iPad, most of its articles can be easily shared via Facebook, Twitter and email. The Daily will link out to the web, as well as bring the web into the app.
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