News Corp today announced that The Daily, it’s iPad-only digital newspaper publication, would be stopping its standalone publication effective December 15, 2012. The Daily will continue as a brand as part of “other channels,” according to a News Corp press release, including The New York Post, which will adopt its technology section and other components, as well as take on some of its staff.
The Daily Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor of The New York Post will shift into the role of Publisher of that publication. Rupert Murdoch said in a canned statement from a press release describing a number of organizational changes at News Corp that while The Daily was a “bold experiment” and “amazing vehicle for innovation,” it didn’t manage to find a large enough audience to prove sustainable in the long term. While Murdoch says that lessons learned at The Daily will be applied to its other properties, it’s unclear exactly how many of its staff of around 120 will remain with News Corp properties.
We’ve reached out to News Corp for more information, and will update if any becomes available.