The last we heard The Daily was supposed to launch next Monday, the 17th. That date was reported by Peter Kafka. Now Jeff Bercovici is claiming that next Wednesday, the 19th, will be the day for The Daily. Bercovici says he recieved this date from a News Corp insider, and claims that a spokesperson declined to comment on if this information was correct. There’s also a website for The Daily now, and Bercovici adds, plenty of impatient writers:
The debut can’t come soon enough for The Daily’s staffers, who for weeks have been engaged in full-scale dry runs, cranking out dummy issues for what I’ve been told is a distribution list of 1,000 privileged readers.
It looks like no matter what, sometime next week the world will be blessed with the first iPad-only newspaper. Great job by Kafka and Bercovici getting this information out, but sadly, no one has been able to answer FishbowlNY’s only question: Will The Daily feature the zany antics of Marmaduke?