We are launching a news/media website called "Rewire Daily." We will offer daily articles on success, leadership, entrepreneurship, personal development, etc. Would it be better to use the WordPress platform for such a site, or should we have a custom site built from scratch?
Go for Wordpress initially.
-- Custom website will delay your launch plans considering all factors.
-- Wordpress can be used to meet your requirements from day 1.
-- Once you have enough visitors and decided the revenue model + business objective plan for a customized website to be developed from scratch.