Magazine: Inappropriate behaviour behind tabloid chief’s sudden resignation

Editor-in-chief of Seiska quit earlier this week without giving a reason.

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File picture of former Seiska editor-in-chief Joni Soila / Credit: Joni Soila Twitter

Journalisti magazine says that complaints from staffers were the reason for the sudden departure of Seiska tabloid newspaper editor-in-chief Joni Soila.

Soila quit unexpectedly from the Aller Media-owned yellow top publication on Monday, but at the time gave no reason for his resignation.

Now, Journalisti magazine says there were long-standing complaints from members of staff against Soila, over inappropriate behaviour and alcohol use during working hours.

The complaints came to the surface as Aller Media started negotiations with unions to axe up to 20 people from the tabloid publication.

So far neither Aller Media nor Soila have commented on the story, which has been widely reported in the Finnish media.