The Daily finally launched yesterday, and today there will be about 4,374 articles about it. WWD has one of them – a huge piece on The Daily’s Editor-in-Chief, Jesse Angelo, who just happens to be really good friends with James Murdoch. But nevermind that! The piece makes sure to point out how hard working Angelo was during his many years at the New York Post, and that he never looked like a rich kid:
‘He was this sort of gruff, archetypal tabloid editor,’ said former Postie and current Times reporter Tim Arango, reflecting on the first time he met Angelo at the Post’s watering hole, Langan’s. ‘He seemed like someone who has newspaper ink in his veins. He was smoking and all that. I had no idea about his background or anything, but he struck me as how I would have imagined the metro editor at the Post being like.’
Sounds good to us. Oh, and we need to mention this just because we loved reading it: Angelo’s mother co-wrote the theme song for Mr. Belvedere. Amazing.
Regardless of what Angelo (or his mom) has done before, he’s taking on a huge task with The Daily. Along with Angelo, the team behind the iPad paper is impressive, so they’ve got the talent. The only question is – will it work?