Murdoch is scum, and his "newspapers" are nothing but propaganda organs for the wealthiest 1% of Mankind. Perhaps the problem is not that The Daily "failed," but that digital consumers are more educated than Teabaggers, and aren't interested in paying for Murdoch's oligarchic political career.
Besides which, journalism has largely ceased to exist. "News" publications today are advertising vehicles, nothing more.
"News Corp prepares to spin off its publishing companies, including the New York Times and Washington Post"...hate to break the news...but NEWS CORP does NOT own the NY Times, thank . I assume you mean the NY POST...and that trying to deliver information through the written word without editors, as a business model...creates a lousy product.
PLEASE CORRECT YOUR ARTICLE! Attributing NY Times ownership to News Corp is an egregious error!
NY Times owned by NY Times Company; from their website...
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com , BostonGlobe.com , Boston.com , About.com and related properties.
List of U.S. newspapers owned by News Corp according to Wikipedia
New York Post
Wall Street Journal
Community Newspaper Group
The Brooklyn Paper
Bronx Times Reporter Inc.
The Corning Leader
NewsDay Long Island (New York Long Island main local newspaper)
The article has been corrected. I was *reading* the NYT while writing about the other two, and conflated some words. Thanks for letting us know.
"but that digital consumers are more educated than Teabaggers"
Wow, I guess you don't know that stereotyping and prejudice are the refuge of a inferior and immoral mind? You shouldn't confuse your personal bias with reality no matter how tempting it may be, especially when it has nothing to do with the subject of the article you're commenting on!
Besides, the Daily was targeted at general tablet users and didn't focus on politics. The problem was much of what it did offer could be found from free news sources instead and the convenience of the app wasn't enough to draw that many users willing to pay.
While from the beginning critics have stated that The Daily didn't provide a 'native' iPad experience at all, but rather felt like a news magazine torn up and stuffed, page-by-page onto the iPad screen and also the app didn't update frequently (once or twice a day only). Yet despite the lack of frequent updates many of its writers weren't allowed to make substantial in depth articles.
Never mind technical problems made The Daily slow to upload, and it crashed frequently.
So we don't need to imagine why The Daily didn't do well, there's plenty of clear reasons why it didn't.
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