Raju Narisetti

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Raju Narisetti (born 26 June 1966) was named in February 2013 as a Senior Vice-President and Deputy Head of Strategy for the new News Corp, which later this year becomes the publishing spin-off of the publishing and entertainment giant News Corp (the entertainment part is slated to become Fox Group):.[1]

The move comes 5 months after then Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Robert Thomson named Narisetti as the head of The Wall Street Journal's Digital Network in November following the resignation of Alan Murray, Executive Editor[2] Thomson moved in January to become CEO of the new News Corp.

Narisetti had been Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and a Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal effective 15 February 2012, which marked a return of this veteran digital executive to WSJ, where he had previously spent 13 years (1994–2006) in the US and Europe[3] In his current role, he manages digital content teams as well as content strategy and execution for wsj.com, marketwatch.com as well as other US and international WSJ digital content assets of Dow Jones & Co, a unit of News Corp.

In his previous stint, until June 2006, Narisetti was the Editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe and a Deputy Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal, reporting to Paul Steiger, with overall responsibility of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In January 2009, Narisetti was named a managing editor of The Washington Post, the first outsider to be hired in that role at the Post. As one of two Managing Editors, he was responsible for all content, staff and digital content strategy for Washingtonpost.com as well as Post's mobile and tablet platforms. He managed the Post's Social, Search and Engagement teams as well as the Post's Presentation Team (photo, graphics, design, video and multimedia). He reported to Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli. At the Post, Raju was responsible for overseeing the Post's 2009 print redesign, the creation of an integrated organisation from separate print and online operations, combining two separate newsrooms/organisations, effective November 2009, and also the bug-plagued[4] 2011 rollout of the Post's new print and web publishing system, Eidos Methode, and a redesigned washingtonpost.com.

On 12 April 2010, The Washington Post won 4 Pulitzer Prizes for work done in 2009, the most for any single newspaper for that year, including two for the Post Magazine (Gene Weingarten) and for Style (Sarah Kaufman), both sections then headed by Raju. On 18 April 2011, The Post's only 2011 Pulitzer Prize went to its photography team for pictures of Haiti.[5] The photo team is part of Presentation group headed by Narisetti. He is also responsible for content in the Post's new conferences business, Washington Post Live, as well as its new business weekly, Capital Business, both new ventures launched in 2010.

Raju resigned from the Post in January 2012.[6] In a January memo to Post staff announcing Raju's departure, Marcus Brauchli thanked Narisetti for helping achieve record digital audience growth at the Post[7]

Prior to joining the Post, from 2006–2008 Raju Narisetti was the founding editor of Mint, India's only Berliner format business newspaper and its web site(www.livemint.com) that was launched by him on 1 February 2007 for HT Media Ltd, which is also the publisher of Hindustan Times and is headquartered in New Delhi, India. Mint has an exclusive partnership in India with News Corp's The Wall Street Journal. Raju was the Editor of Mint until end-2008 before resigning to join the Post. Until June 2009, he was also an Editorial Advisory Director for HT Media.

According to Indian Readership Survey, Mint is now the No. 2 business daily in India and available in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Mint's website is www.livemint.com.

Raju Narisetti was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007. He is a life member of South Asian Journalists Association and is on his third elected term on the Board of the World Editors Forum of WAN/IFRA World Association of Newspapers. He is also on the board of trustees of Institute of International Education (IIE), which administers the Fulbright Scholarships and Scholar Rescue Fund. In July 2012, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced that Narisetti had joined its board of directors[8] He is a member of Google Inc's Publisher Advisory Board.

Raju married Kim Barrington in 1993, a former journalist who co-founded Urban Crayon Press, which publishes children's books and family-friendly travel guides.

Raju tweets under @raju

References[edit]

SAJAforum report on Raju Narisetti stepping down as editor of Mint, 27 December 2008
SAJAforum report on Raju Narisetti becoming a Washington Post managing editor, 13 January 2009

  1. ^ "Raju Narisetti Named Senior Vice President & Deputy Head of Strategy for New News Corporation". Business Wire. 25 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "WSJ's Alan Murray named Pew Research Center president". Jimromenesko.com. 2 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Narisetti leaves DC to join Wall Street Journal – The Wall Street Journal.". The Wall Street Journal. 20 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Washington Post still fine-tuning Eidos CMS & Tech: News". Newsandtech.com. 9 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Haiti's profound sorrow". The Washington Post. 
  6. ^ Bell, Melissa (20 January 2012). "Raju Narisetti, Post managing editor, to rejoin Wall Street Journal – Ask The Post". The Washington Post. 
  7. ^ Bobby McObvious said: 20 January, 201210:13 pm (20 January 2012). "Narisetti quits Washington Post for Wall Street Journal". Jimromenesko.com. 
  8. ^ "WSJ Digital Expert Raju Narisetti Joins ICFJ Board of Directors". International Center for Journalists. 29 July 2014.