Financial Times reporter Mark Di Stefano resigned and the international business daily newspaper apologized after he was accused earlier this week of listening in on another news outlet’s internal Zoom meeting. Di Stefano was reportedly suspended earlier this week in response to the allegation.
In a tweet May 1, Di Stefano wrote, “Hi, letting everyone know today was my last day at the FT. This afternoon I offered my resignation. Thank you everyone who has given support. I’m now going to take some time away and log off x”
The Financial Times pointed iMediaEthics to its statement on its website:
“Last week, the FT received a complaint from The Independent that a reporter had joined a staff conference call without authorisation. Access details had been shared with him. The journalist in question has now resigned from the company. The FT wishes to apologise to The Independent and the Evening Standard, which subsequently informed the FT that the same reporter had accessed a meeting it held.”
The FT noted, “We won’t provide any further comment and consider the matter closed.”
iMediaEthics has written to the Financial Times, Di Stefano, and the editor of The Independent and Evening Standard.