Huffington Post writer who ‘over-aggregated’ Dumenco’s AdAge post is returning

Romenesko Memos
Amy Lee, the Huffington Post writer who was suspended for "over-aggregating" a post, is back, Huffington spokesman Mario Ruiz told me today via email:

"We have completed an internal review of the process and policies relating to the publication of stories on HuffPost, and are pleased to welcome Amy Lee back to our newsroom.  We are confident in her abilities and look forward to her contributions."

He wouldn't elaborate on the internal review or policies but said she'd return on Monday. Last Monday, Simon Dumenco complained that her summary of his post was so complete, it brought just 57 page views to his story. Huffington Post Executive Business Editor Peter Goodman agreed, apologized and suspended Lee, which prompted Dumenco to respond that Lee herself should get an apology because unethical aggregation is the norm at Huffington.
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  • Steve Myers

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