News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch unveiled the new periodical for journalists early in the day. The move will likely prove momentous for digital media and journalism as publishers look to e-readers as exclusive news delivery systems. News Corp owns Fox, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Post — and if that isn’t enough of an indication that The Daily will lean conservative, an unsigned editorial included in the first edition should get rid of any doubt:
“[The Daily] will push for policies that give Americans the maximum possible freedom in their personal lives. [The editors] don’t believe that expanding government is the solution to most problems.”
The e-paper (iPaper?) will publish new issues 365 days a year, and will cost readers 99 cents a week (or $39 a year).