My first impression of Rupert Murdoch's much anticipated The Daily: It's a magazine heavy on beautifully rendered photos, graphics and other visuals, with only small blocks of text attached to them. Kind of like the old Life magazine. Yet, alongside USA Today's iPad app -- a logical comparison, since Murdoch's is another national daily -- its news content suffers. That's a potential problem, because the digital landscape hasn't changed a core fact in publishing: Exclusive news with broad impact drives readership.
The Daily is sold exclusively in Apple's iPad App Store, and is available free for two weeks. It costs 99 cents a week, or $39.99 a year.
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