Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs will introduce their iPad newspaper, called “The Daily,” on stage San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Jan. 19, according to several reports including Yahoo News’ The Cutline.
Despite the SF rollout, the publication will be based in New York, with former New York Post managing editor Jesse Angelo at the helm.
Forbes’ Jeff Bercovici says The Daily’s staffers have been engaged in full-scale dry runs, cranking out dummy issues for a distribution list of 1,000 privileged readers. Murdoch is putting $30 million behind the effort.
The combination of Jobs and Murdoch seems like a political odd couple. Jobs is a contributor to Democratic Party causes and candidates while Murdoch heads the company that owns Fox News Channel and the conservative New York Post.