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?
I very much agree with Bakul Kaushik, you will save time and money.
Others talked about security, I use Cloudflare. $20/mth gives you a CDN and Security.
Make sure you have people who can support the underlying system for Wordpress... ie; Linux, Sendmail/Postfix, MySQL
have fun and good luck in your venture.