* Murdoch and Jobs to unveil digital newspaper for iPad
* Event slated for Jan. 19 in San Francisco
NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp's will launch its
long anticipated digital newspaper for tablet devices on Jan.
19 at a joint news event attended by Chairman Rupert Murdoch
and Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs, according to
a person with knowledge of the plan.
News Corp, which generates almost 30 percent of
its first quarter revenue annually from publishing, is a making
a big bet that starting a newspaper from scratch that is
dedicated to tablet devices could help revive the news
News Corp said the digital newspaper, known as the Daily,
will deliver original coverage of news, the arts, lifestyle,
sports and opinion .
The Daily's launch will initially be for the iPad, on a paid
subscription basis, News Corp disclosed in a court filing in
In early December News Corp asked a judge to bar IMG
Worldwide from laying claim to trademark ownership of the Daily
Murdoch and Jobs will appear together at an event at the
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, but the date is subject to
Yahoo's the Cutline blog, Forbes.com and All
Things D reported earlier details of the plan.
Apple is set to report earnings on Jan. 18.
(Reporting by Yinka Adegoke and Jennifer Saba; Editing by
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