The joint “newspaper” will have no website and no print edition; the only way to get it will be to download The Daily via iPad application. Each new edition will cost $0.99 to download. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the publication will have, “a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence.”
It’s Apple’s involvement that makes this project interesting, though. The tech giant has reportedly been offering its engineering talent to help create a seamless delivery experience for the publication, which should launch sometime in early 2011. For his part, News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch has hired approximately 100 journalists to run the publication. They are preparing for the publication’s launch next year and are thought to be led by Jesse Angelo, the former managing editor of The New York Post (also a News Corp publication).
Our bet is that you will see Rupert Murdoch and/or Jesse Angelo on stage with Steve Jobs at the launch of the next iPad early next year. But will it be a pivotal moment in journalism history?