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Murdoch to start national digital newspaper

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Aug 2010 20:17 User comments (5)

Murdoch to start national digital newspaper Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of News Corp has announced this weekend that the company will launch a new national digital newspaper, one that will offer short, "snappy" stories and be available to tablet and smartphone users.
Says the CEO: "Well have young people reading newspapers. Its a real game changer in the presentation of news."

Murdoch hopes the new platform will transform the way people read news, especially on tablet devices, which are gaining popularity.

The paper will operate under the guidance of the New York Post, one of News Corp's most profitable papers.

There is no timetable yet, but analysts anticipate a launch by Christmas.

Since the launch of the Apple iPad tablet in April, advertisers have increasingly looked to digital devices as a way to connect with users that have slowly but surely moved away from print news. Research firm Gartner anticipates 10.5 million tablets will be sold this year.

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5 user comments

116.8.2010 6:14

gflwt

216.8.2010 13:21
davidike
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more links to add to my adblock plus then as the last thing i wish to see is news corps faux news propaganda crud.


316.8.2010 16:37

Originally posted by davidike:
more links to add to my adblock plus then as the last thing i wish to see is news corps faux news propaganda crud.


lol

420.8.2010 14:06

Murdoch can shove it up his antipodean fundament. He lost 90% of his Times and Sunday Times readers when he put up his greedy paywall and I sincerely hope this new thing will be as big a failure as that.

523.8.2010 16:13

@Davidike - You mean opinion pieces on the front page presented as actual news stories? Yeah...I pass, too.

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