The editor of a Midlands daily newspaper has been suspended on full pay after staff raised concerns over his use of Twitter.
Darren Parkin, editor of the Coventry Telegraph since 2009, was escorted from the newspaper’s offices last Wednesday afternoon.
It is understood that staff at the Trinity Mirror-owned title had raised concerns about his use of the social media site
A spokesman for Trinity Mirror said today: “I can confirm that a member of staff in Coventry has been suspended.”
News of the suspension was first carried earlier today on the website of a rival weekly title, the Bullivant Media-owned Coventry Observer.
It said Darren, 38, was now under investigation by Trinity Mirror bosses and that staff had been notified of the move last Thursday.
The last post on Darren’s @CovTelEd Twitter account, which he used mainly in order to promote the newspaper, is dated 6 June.
Originally from Yorkshire, Darren became the country’s youngest newspaper editor at the age of 24 at the Wolverhampton News.