Murdoch's paperless newspaper finally debuts

The Daily, News Corp's iPad-only newspaper, was unveiled in the US today. By Angela Long

Billed as the world's first entirely digital newspaper, The Daily, an App, has been six months in preparation and cost Rupert Murdoch (pictured on left) around $30 million (€21.8 m). The product is edited by Jesse D'Angelo, formerly of The New York Post, and with an alleged raft of buy-in talent, some of them big names in US journalism.

Making sense of the noise

Mark Little, the RTE presenter who took a year's leave of absence to set up a new online news service, is not planning to return to the national broadcaster before the general election.

Mr Little guested on Marian Finucane's weekend programme in mid-January, detailing some of the big international stories of that week, such as Tony Blair's second appearance at the Chilcot (Iraq) inquiry. However he told Politico that this did not indicate he was preparing a re-entry to RTE, and he has also done similar slots on Newstalk.

Should News Corp be allowed to buy out Sky?

Controversy over the proposed buyout of Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp continues. The British politician responsible for taking a decision on the matter, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, is agonising his way towards a decision. But all he really decides is whether to refer the bid to the Competition Commission, which could recommend refusal on the grounds that News Corp already has too much influence on public opinion in the UK. By Angela Long