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New editor named for West Midlands regional daily

A new editor as been appointed to take charge of the Coventry Telegraph, three months after the departure of the previous boss.

Darren Parkin left the Trinity Mirror owned daily in July after having been suspended the previous month over his use of Twitter.

Now his job has gone to Alun Thorne, left, who has been editor of West Midlands sister title the Birmingham Post for the past three years.

Alun, 37, was chosen from what the publisher described as “an exceptionally strong field of internal candidates, which underlines the wealth of talent within Trinity Mirror’s newsrooms.”

Trinity’s regional editorial director Neil Benson – a former Telegraph editor – said:  “Alun has very clear ideas for developing the Telegraph brand across all publishing platforms, and will find a very talented team in Coventry who will play an essential role in delivering his plans.”

Alun has spent ten years at the Post, the last three as editor.  His appointment in Coventry is effective from today.

Said Alun:  “I’m extremely excited to have been given the opportunity to edit a newspaper with such a rich history and strong reputation as the Coventry Telegraph.

“I have loved my time at the Birmingham Post but I am looking forward to a fresh challenge and getting to work with a great team in Coventry as we build on the strong foundations that exist to create a compelling multi-platform offer that will secure the long-term success of this great newspaper.”

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  • October 12, 2012 at 9:26 am

    So who is taking control of the Brum Post – or does it have a future?

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