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Peter Goodman Named Editor of International Business Times

Peter Goodman has been named the new editor-in-chief of The International Business Times. Goodman joins the site from The Huffington Post, where he most recently served as executive business editor.

Goodman previously served as The New York Times’ national economics correspondent. Prior to that he spent 10 years at The Washington Post.

“International Business Times is committed to the dual principles of truly global coverage in a digitally-native environment, delivering our readers the most relevant and timely business news,” said Johnathan Davis, co-founder and chief content officer of IBT’s parent, IBT Media. “Throughout his career, Peter has demonstrated deep understanding of both these realms, and we welcome his leadership in this new role.”

“I couldn’t be more excited by the challenge of leading the newsroom to the next level,” added Goodman.

Goodman begins at IBT later this month.

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HuffPost Business Adds Senior Reporter

Kim Bhasin is joining Huffington Post Business as a senior reporter. He comes to the site from Business Insider, where he had worked for the past two years.

According to a memo from Peter Goodman, HuffPost’s executive business editor, at HuffPost Bhasin will be focusing on retail and the food industry.

Goodman’s full note is below.

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HuffPo’s Peter Goodman Gets Back to Writing

Peter Goodman, who was hired away from The New York Times last year, is going to do more reporting and writing from now on. Goodman, The Huffington Post’s Executive Business Editor, announced the change in a memo this morning. Goodman said that the change had been planned since the beginning.

“I was brought in here to have an overall imprint on the business, economic and tech coverage, but not to manage the site in a granular way,” Goodman told Capital New York. “That’s something I’ve been doing, but now that we have the infrastructure in place, it’s a good time for me to hand off the day-to-day supervision to capable hands and go out and start writing and reporting more.”

Goodman will now be writing a weekly column, which will feature investigative pieces with a focus on middle class America.

The Huffington Post Grabs Wall Street Journal Veteran

Emily Peck, a writer for the Wall Street Journal since 2007, is leaving to become Managing Editor of AOL/The Huffington Post’s Money and Finance section. She was most recently Management and Careers Editor for the Journal. At her new position, Peck will oversee Daily Finance, Real Estate and Jobs operations.

Via a memo obtained by Poynter, Peter Goodman said that Peck will boost the already successful verticals. “Emily’s hiring represents our commitment to continue elevating and expanding these three vital, high-traffic sites that collectively help our readers unravel the real life issues of home, job and money,” said Goodman.

AOL/HuffPost Launches Huffington Post Small Business

The AOL Huffington Post Media Group has expanded yet again this morning, this time launching Huffington Post Small Business. As you can tell by the name, the site hopes to offer readers analysis of the many issues facing small business owners. Rod Kurtz is the site’s Executive Editor.

Peter Goodman, Executive Business Editor of AOL Huffington Post Media Group, said that the new site is filling a void.

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and the key source of job growth,” explained Goodman. “Our site aims to crystallize a crucial conversation about what they need to prosper. We will spotlight what is working and amplify concerns about what is impeding the growth so sorely needed.”

Stay tuned for tomorrow when HuffPost launches HuffPost Wings, which will detail every aspect of the show “Wings.” Then next Tuesday, HuffPost is expected to launch HuffPost Kid Rock, a site dedicated to explaining how the Detroit native got people to purchase his music.

There’s more HuffPost sites coming, but that’s all we have confirmed for now.

UPDATE: Apparently this isn’t exactly something new. Jeff Bercovici of Forbes just tweeted to us that there was already a HuffPost small business site, and then Adam Clark Estes of The Atlantic Wire said that he helped launch a small business subsection for HuffPost last year. You’d think HuffPost would mention these details, but alas.

HuffPo Faces Criticism After ‘Indefinitely’ Suspending Writer for Over-Aggregating a Post

Earlier today, we aggregated curated an Ad Age post by Simon Dumenco, where he described how Huffington Post’s aggregation of his article gave it only a meager bump in traffic, calling into question HuffPo’s rationale that aggregation drives major traffic to smaller sites. FishbowlNY itself noted that HuffPo’s aggregated version of Dumenco’s piece was around 250 words long — and the original article was about 676 words — so we weren’t surprised that HuffPo’s near full-on rewriting enticed only a few to check out the original piece.

HuffPo took notice. Poynter has posted an email to Dumenco from HuffPo Executive Business Editor Peter Goodman, in which Goodman apologizes for this “unacceptable” occurrence (great!) and adds that “the writer of the offending post has been suspended indefinitely” (what?!) The full email is below the jump.

This has struck some as an extreme, even aggravating reaction. For one, many who might want to speak publicly about their experiences with HuffPo may now prefer to hold back out of fear of getting a writer — who seems to have just been doing her  job — fired.  Choire Sicha writes at The Awl, “This is along the lines of arresting hookers instead of johns, or drug users instead of drug importers, or something.” He goes on to write:

The writer, who seems to be Yale class of (something fairly recent), Amy Lee, was doing pretty much what she’d been trained to do, either overtly or covertly, and she took the fall for the HuffPo, which is so obviously baloney… So the Huffington Post thinks it gets off clean from these entrenched practices by temporarily canning a smart young person who’s doing one of their terrible jobs as a way to get into writing and as a way to pay bills. It shouldn’t.

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Jill Abramson Tries to Stop Defections From the New York Times

It’s not just The Daily that has been bleeding talent as of late. The New York Times has itself withstood a series of unexpected departures over the past year, notably to the Huffington Post, which swallowed up “Sunday Business” editor Tim O’Brien as well as business reporter Peter Goodman. New York magazine also had an unexpected coup by taking on Times columnist Frank Rich. So one of new Times editor-in-chief Jill Abramson‘s goals, she tells Gabriel Sherman at New York, is to put an end to all the defections, a surprising problem for the storied paper.

“Retention is becoming a challenge,” she said. “The economy has improved, whether it’s Bloomberg or the Huffington Post, I can feel on any given week that I’m playing whack-a-mole keeping our most talented people.”

Perhaps the Times will take a page out of Arianna Huffington‘s book and add a nap room in for the staff. It certainly can’t hurt.

AOL Daily Finance Hires Brand New Editorial Team

After letting go most of AOL’s Daily Finance’s freelancers, AOL-Huffington Post has hired a whole new editorial team.  Peter Goodman, Executive Business Editor, announced the major new hires today via press release. “Our audience can look forward to an irreverent, unpredictable and engaging take on personal finance,” said Goodman.

The new hires are Loren Berlin as Columnist, Ron Dicker as Celebrity Finance Writer, Alice Hines as Retail Reporter, Regina Lewis as Personal Finance Columnist, Eamon Murphy as Associate Editor, and Catherine New, Sheryl Nance Nash, and Bruce Watson as staff writers.

The good news: at least two of AOL Daily Finance’s nine editorial staffers will be former freelancers, according to paidContent. The site will also continue to feature the work of investing columnist Doug McIntyre, who seems to be one of the few to survive the site’s Huffington-ization.

AOL Daily Finance Reboots Its Editorial Staff

Looks like Peter Goodman has gotten his staff of choice together at AOL Daily Finance. Goodman joined HuffPo as from the New York Times as the site’s business editor last September. He’s since been made Executive Business Editor of AOL Huffington Post Media Group. Not surprisingly, three of AOL Daily Finance’s eight new hires have ties to the Times: Loren Berlin, Ron Dicker and Sheryl Nance. Other hires include Regina Lewis, Catherine New, Bruce Watson and a couple of green Ivy Leaguers–Brown graduate-to-be Alice Hines and Yale grad school student Eamon Murphy.

Press release after the jump.

Previously on Fishbowl LA: HuffPo Hires NYT’s Peter Goodman As New Business Editor

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More Freelancers Fired at AOL

On Monday, we relayed the Business Insider report that claimed AOL had fired its freelance business writers, then- because if someone is down it’s always a good idea to kick them – invited them to work for free.

Peter Goodman at AOL denied this report, but it looks like it was probably spot on, because freelancers at Moviefone/Cinematical got the same treatment. Here’s a snippet of an email sent by AOL to an ex-freelancer, which he tweeted yesterday:

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That’s right. AOL values its freelancers, just not enough to pay them.

It’s a great time to be a writer!

UPDATE:
We received a copy of a follow-up to the above email, that, according to Mario Ruiz, Senior Vice President of Media Relations of The Huffington Post Media Group, corrected “errors.” The following is from Patricia Chui, Editor-in-Chief of Moviefone:

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