FT poaches Buzzfeed's Mark Di Stefano for media and tech beat

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The Financial Times has hired Mark Di Stefano as a media and technology correspondent.

Di Stefano joins from Buzzfeed UK, where he has worked as a media and politics reporter since 2017. Prior to that he worked at Buzzfeed Australia, where he was the first news hire in 2014.

He will report to Alex Baker, head of the FT's media and consumer team, and will be based in London.

Lionel Barber, editor of the FT, said: “Mark is a tenacious reporter who pursues original, agenda-setting stories. I am delighted he is joining the FT.”

News editor Matthew Garrahan added: “The media and tech worlds are colliding and Mark is going to be a real asset for us. He has a bursting contacts book and he loves to break scoops.”

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