News Corp. Chief and media titan Rupert Murdoch announced this week that he is planning a digital newspaper for the Apple iPad and other smartphones.
Unlike the New York Times and other outlets that have applications for accessing their latest issues, the Murdoch outlet will be digital paid content written and produced exclusively of the iPad and other devices.
The LA Times reports that News Corp. insiders think the newspaper could launch by the end of the year and employ several dozen editors and writers. Murdoch confirmed in a conference call with reporters that the iPad newsroom would operate under the supervision of New York Post managing editor, Jesse Angelo, and utilize the resources of other News Corp. entities, including the New York Post and Dow Jones.
Murdoch did not disclose pricing, but his Wall Street Journal application currently comes with a weekly $4 subscription fee. Others, including the New York Times, are free for users and ad supported. However, the New York Times plans to start charging for content going forward.
Source: LA Times