Fortune writer resigns amid plagiarism charge, apology
The next issue of Fortune magazine will have an apology for an article in the Feb. 2 issue of the magazine that allegedly plagiarized a 2004 New York Times magazine article, and the reporter, Barney Gimbel, has resigned from the business bi-weekly, according to the New York Observer.
John KoblinÂ writes, “When the author of the Fortune story, a young, rising star at the magazine named Barney Gimbel, was presented with the two stories and the lifted passages during an internal investigation, he offered his resignation.
“He sent out an email to staffers Feb. 19 announcing that the next day would be his last.
“‘Hello all, I just wanted to let you know that Friday is my last day at Fortune,’ he wrote in an e-mailÂ Â ‘I have enjoyed working with all of you over the past few years and I will look forward to keeping in touch.’
“When we asked a Fortune spokesperson about his departure, she said: ‘We do not comment on personnel issues.'”
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