sp000066.jpgThe Huffington Post has recruited MIT business school professor Simon Johnson as contributing business editor for the site. In his new role, Johnson will help craft HuffPo’s business coverage while writing for the site as well.

Johnson, a professor of entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, is the co-founder of economic Web site BaselineScenario.com, is a weekly contributor to The New York Times‘ Economix blog and has a monthly column that is syndicated globally. He’s also the co-author of the book 13 Bankers, to be published in March.

Said Johnson:

“The Huffington Post has become a major platform for the national conversation, bringing attention to the leading issues of the day — in real-time and in a way that allows everyone to contribute to the discussion. HuffPost is at the forefront of a resurgence in journalism that sees issues beyond the tired frame of ‘right vs. left,’ and provides news and analysis necessary to help guide genuine economic reform.”

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