Barrett Tryon placed on leave in social media policy dispute

The Colorado Gazette reporter was told to remove a link on his Facebook wall to a news article about the parent company’s sale. He refused, saying it was relevant news, factual and did not express a personal opinion.

Tryon had a meeting scheduled today on the matter and thought he might even get fired. Now he tweets that he's been placed on "administrative leave" pending an investigation.

He tells the Colorado Springs Independent that he was placed on leave after he said he planned to bring his lawyer to an HR meeting.

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    Jeff Sonderman is the deputy director of the American Press Institute, helping to lead its use of research, tools, events, and strategic insights to advance and sustain journalism.

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