October 03, 2007
The rats are deserting the Wall Street Journal ship — and Rupert Murdoch hasn't even been piped aboard yet!
It started earlier this year, with world-class science writer Sharon Begley's quiet exodus to Newsweek.
I noted that departure here on May 25, 2007.
Yesterday another shoe dropped, namely that of the Journal's excellent health writer, Tara Parker-Pope.
How about the following two sentences, which opened my August 16, 2007 4:01 p.m. post?
"Tara Parker-Pope is the Health Journal columnist at the Wall Street Journal and she's excellent at what she does.
"Memo to Rupert Murdoch: Double her salary yesterday or prepare to see her fly the coop to somewhere she'll be paid what she's worth — which is at least twice what she's getting now."
When I opened my New York Times last evening, what did I espy on the front page but the little item below?
Turning to the Science section, there on the front page was Ms. Parker-Pope's new column (below).
It's her very first piece for the Times.
You could look it up.
She's also got a blog now, part of her new Times gig.
This won't be the last of the superstar "flights to safety" from the Journal.
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Oh goodness, lighten up!!
Posted by: NotCreativeEnough | Oct 3, 2007 10:48:42 PM
No, the rats are the ones who are staying.
Posted by: Al Christensen | Oct 3, 2007 4:25:49 PM
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