The Guardian reports that News Corp head Rupert Murdoch and Apple CEO Steve Jobs are planning to announce a new digital newspaper called the Daily by the end of November. According to The Guardian, Jobs and Murdoch have secretly been working on the project in New York for the past few months, which would see the first newspaper in the world to be designed exclusively for tablets such as the iPad.
Of course many newspapers already have their own iPhone and iPad versions, but the Daily would differ from these in that it would have no print or web presence, and would be a solely digital publication. With no printing or distribution costs, the Daily, which would be focused on US news, would retail for as little as $0.99/Â£0.62 per week.
The Guardian piece refers to additional reporting on the subject in Womanâ€™s Wear Daily which says that the Daily will be based on the 26th floor of News Corpsâ€™ New York offices, and that 100 journalists have already been employed to work on the paper, including the Sunâ€™s online editor, Pete Picton.
Apparently Murdoch had the initial idea for the digital-only Daily after reading in a survey that readers spent more time reading articles and content on their iPad than they did on the Internet.
Source: The Guardian