“New times demand new journalism. Modern technology has given us more ways to tell stories than ever before — words, pictures, audio, video and interactive graphics. The Daily will deliver them all.”

So promised the online daily newspaper designed specifically for Apple’s iPad, which made its premier on Wednesday.

Created by News Corp., The Daily’s first edition was introduced in New York by the company’s Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch.

In its first editorial, The Daily added:

“These amazing times also demand new ideas, and The Daily will deliver those too.

“We live at a moment of unprecedented social and technological transformation, of political tension in the United States and upheaval abroad. These times call for arguments that push beyond calcified partisanship and the political battles of yesteryear. We need new voices that inform, entertain and provoke.”

The editorial promised readers that it will contain “views from across the political spectrum.”

A number of specific editorial goals also were promised:

“We will crusade for reforming America’s broken schools so we can remain the world’s pre-eminent economic and technological power.

“We will fight for sensible immigration reform and smart environmental laws.

“We will push for policies that give Americans the maximum possible freedom in their personal lives.

“And we don’t believe that expanding government is the solution to most problems.”

“Above all else, we will stand for freedom and with those who seek it. We believe America is exceptional, and must retain its unique role as global leader.”

News Corp. owns The Wall Street Journal, one of the few newspapers able to sell a large number of digital subscriptions.

The Daily will cost 99 cents per week, or $39.99 for an annual subscription. That’s substantially less than the Journal’s iPad subscription rate of $3.99 per week.

Murdoch says The Daily can afford a low price because it won’t have to pay for printing presses or fuel to deliver editions.

The effort comes as publishers look for ways to boost digital revenue to offset declines in print.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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