20 March 2006
Piers Morgan launches kids newspaper
Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan (pictured) is launching First News, a national weekly newspaper written by adults for children, in May 2006. Morgan is the terrifyingly-titled “editorial overlord” in a joint venture with Nicky Cox, who set up the children’s magazine division at BBC Worldwide.
“They needed somebody they thought would send a message that it was a serious newspaper,” said Morgan.
Just as long as he's careful what he prints.