If Rupert Murdoch wants consumers to pay for News Corp.'s expensive journalism, there aren't many better arguments than The Wall Street Journal's iPad edition. It's robust but easy to use, somehow both busy and clean, and manages to stay current -- as one expects of something connected to the web -- yet carry the weight of a morning edition.
It pulls off that last trick by offering you either the "Today" edition, which reflects the morning paper's print edition, or the "Now" edition, which pulls in The Journal's latest reporting from the web. Those are in addition, of course, to the prior week's morning editions, access to the Asia and Europe editions, the ability to save sections, and slideshows and video reports that enlarge easily for better viewing.
It feels worth paying for -- which means it's been executed perfectly.