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26 June 1966|
|Education||Indiana University Bloomington, Institute of Rural Management Anand|
|Occupation||Senior Vice-President, Strategy, News Corporation|
|Notable credit(s)||The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal|
Raju Narisetti (1966) is a journalist and media executive. He served as CEO of Gizmodo Media Group from 2016 until April, 2018. Formerly he was Senior Vice-President, Strategy, for News Corporation. In June, 2018, Columbia Journalism School announced that Narisetti would join the school as Professor of Professional Practice and director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism.
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. In that role, he managed 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 the 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/organizations, effective November 2009. He was 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.
On 12 April 2010, The Washington Post won four 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. The photo team is part of Presentation group headed by Narisetti.
Narisetti resigned from the Post in January 2012. 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.
Prior to joining the Post, from 2006–2008 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. 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.
Narisetti was named president of Gizmodo Media Group in September, 2016, shortly after the site was acquired by Univision. He stepped down in April, 2018, saying the decision "makes structural sense for GMG." The Daily Beast reported that Narisetti had been forced out amid changes at the company.
Narisetti was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007. He is also on the board of trustees of Institute of International Education (IIE), which administers the Fulbright Scholarships and Scholar Rescue Fund, and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).
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