HuffPo biz editor Goodman to do more writing

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Joe Pompeo of Capital New York reports that Huffington Post executive business editor Peter Goodman is going to step away from his editing duties and do more writing.

Pompeo writes, “He notified his staff this morning that he is transitioning into more of a full-time writing and reporting role, Capital has learned, though he will remain The Huffington Post’s executive business editor in title and will continue to supervise the coverage from a big-picture standpoint. For the time being, Neil Katz, HuffPo’s executive news editor, will oversee the day-to-day business and tech coverage and manage individual writers’ beats.

“‘This has always been Arianna’s intention,’ said Goodman, reached by phone for comment. ‘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. 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’s writers were surprised to learn of the move. In addition to building up The Huffington Post’s original reporting efforts and integrating its newsroom with AOL’s following the two web titans’ $315 million merger last year (along with executive editor Tim O’Brien and other new recruits), he’s been a mentor to many of them, especially the younger members of the bunch.”

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