News Corp working on two newspaper app projects

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation could be working on not one but two standalone app-based newspaper products, as The Wall Street Journal names two senior editors to work on a well-funded special project.

WSJ: reported to be the target of a News Corp special project
WSJ: reported to be the target of a News Corp special project

It was reported last month that Murdoch was planning to launch a newspaper app-based project, which would be populist in tone.

It is thought the project would be closely aligned with the New York Post, as well as other mainstream News Corp content.

However, a leaked memo from Robert Thomson, The Wall Street Journal's managing editor, posted online by Jim Romenesko, said two editorial executives have been appointed from the WSJ and Down Jones to a "WSJ/DJ Special Project".

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