OLD Media Moves

WSJ poaching of NYPost reporter upsets sister paper

June 25, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The hiring of Stefanie Cohen from the New York Post by The Wall Street Journal to cover arts and entertainment was upsetting to the Post, reports Joe Pompeo of Capital New York.

Other poaching has also upset the Post.

Pompeo writes, “It seemed like an amicable parting at first. Cohen gave multiple weeks notice and offered to get some stories in the pipeline to ease her transition out of the Post, according to several sources with knowledge of the negotiation. But the amity ended when word of her exit made its way up the food chain, those sources said.

“The long notice was scrapped, and Cohen was told to leave the building immediately, the sources said. (Cohen would not comment for this article.)

“It was about five years ago that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. purchased Dow Jones, Inc., parent company of The Wall Street Journal. The purchase immediately brought the country’s highest-circulation daily, with a healthy subscription business and an upmarket readership, into the fold of a company whose other New York newspaper, the unapologetically lower-brow tabloid Post, has long been a money-loser.”

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