A startup is raiding the New York Post


There’s an old-fashioned rivalry brewing between New York’s most notorious tabloid and the media startup founded by the former proprietor of The Hill and the Hollywood Reporter.

In recent weeks, publisher Jimmy Finkelstein has poached several current and former well-known staffers away from the New York Post to join the Messenger, his digital news site which promises to launch in May. Two people with knowledge of the conversations told Semafor that the Messenger hired former digital editor-in-chief of the New York Post Michelle Gotthelf — who last year settled a bitter sexual discrimination lawsuit against the paper — as a top editor.

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