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The Daily’s A Week Away

News Corp’s iPad newspaper, The Daily, will launch Wednesday with a party at the Guggenheim.

The staff of 100 (including such luminaries as Richard Johnson and Jesse Angelo of the New York Post and the New Yorker’s Sasha Frere-Jones have surely been working like crazy to get to this moment.

Will it work? Will people pay a buck a week? Will people even read that much on their iPads? Will The Daily’s social media strategist, Abigail Jones, have any luck Tweeting out links to stories if they’re unavailable to anyone but subscribers?

Until next Wednesday, nobody will know the answers to these questions. But we can’t wait to find out.

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Keith Kelly Is NOT Leaving The NYP

In case you were wondering.

The Guardian’s Edward Helmore wrote about HuffPo vs. The Daily Beast today. And Business Insider noticed something odd about Helmore’s article. Helmore wrote:

“This week, Brown hired the veteran Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz while Huffington hired Newsweek’s chief political reporter Howard Fineman and media columnist Keith Kelly from Rupert Murdoch‘s New York Post.”

Really?
No, not really. Kelly e-mailed Business Insider to say, “News to me.”

You know who is leaving the New York Post, though? Richard Johnson, Page Six editor, is heading to LA to head up a new digital venture for News Corp. But that doesn’t really explain how Kelly got involved.

Wrap’s Waxman: ‘Is Anyone Counting What They’re Spending Over There?’

Money
On the (somewhat stale) news that The Hollywood Reporter offered Page Six editor Richard Johnson $1 million to move to THR, The Wrap‘s Sharon Waxman boggles.

“A million bucks? Is anyone counting what they are spending over there? Finkelstein’s new empire is throwing millions around like they’ve figured out how to make them back,” she wrote yesterday.

She takes a couple stabs at what other THR execs are bringing in: If her numbers are at all accurate, THR’s a great place to be the boss.

  • Group publisher Richard Beckman and THR editorial director Janice Min: “near $1 million each, at least.”
  • Associate publisher Michaela Apruzzese: “undoubtedly” making $300,000.
  • Ad sales execs: $200,000, with promises of six-figure bonuses.
  • “Numerous” senior executives are making “high-six-figure” salaries.
  • And, Waxman reports, the publication is spending $2 million on a redesign.

This is a “high-risk” strategy, says Waxman. To us, it certainly looks like the publication is spending money like it’s free–but if it can turn itself around, it’s worth it, right?