1:03 pm Jul. 13, 2012
The New York Post can't seem to keep a hold on its Brooklyn court reporters.
Jose Martinez, who moved onto the beat just a few months ago after his predecessor, longtime Post reporter Billy Gorta, left for DNAinfo, has resigned from the tabloid for a P.R. gig at Dan Klores Communications, where he will work on public affairs and nonprofit accounts.
Martinez's time at the Post was short-lived. He joined the paper in late 2011 after being swept up in a round of layoffs at the city's other tabloid, the Daily News, where he'd worked since 1999.
"I've had a fantastic time at the two tabloids," he said, reached by phone for comment.
The Post has seen a few other departures recently. In a move that rankled Post brass, features writer Stefanie Cohen left in May for a job covering arts at sister News Corp. title The Wall Street Journal. And sources said the paper recently lost one of its photo editors, too.
Of course people come and go from the tabloids all the time. But now that News Corp. is about to spin off its money-losing publishing assetts, including the Post, which is said to bleed as much as $110 million a year, media watchers will no doubt be keeping a closer eye on the revolving door in the months to come.
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