Sasha Frere-Jones, New Yorker Music Critic, Takes Gig at News Corp. Tablet-Only Publication

Sasha Frere-Jones, a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2004, will be the culture editor at The Daily, Rupert Murdoch’s iPad newspaper, David Carr is reporting. The high-profile get is just the latest sign that News Corp. is serious about this first-of-its-kind tablet-only publication, and serious about funding it.

Frere-Jones still has time on his contract with The New Yorker, and Editor David Remnick says his pop music critic — one of the most prominent in magazine journalism — will continue to write for him and that his writing will not suffer. 

Frere-Jones had no comment, and Carr wrote that negotiations between the writer and News Corp. are still ongoing.

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