Raju Narisetti (born 1966) is a career journalist and former editor at major international newspapers who has served as global publishing director at McKinsey & Company since 2020.[1] From July 2018 to December 2019, he was a professor of professional practice and director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[2][3] In October 2017, Narisetti was appointed to the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation.[4] He is one of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.[5]

Raju Narisetti
Raju Narisetti at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia in 2015
Born26 June 1966
EducationIndiana University Bloomington
Notable credit(s)News Corporation, Mint, The Economic Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal

Career edit

Narisetti holds a B.A. in economics from Osmania University, an M.B.A. from the Institute of Rural Management Anand and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University Bloomington.[2] He started as a journalist at The Economic Times in India before commencing his U.S. career at the Dayton Daily News, where he was a staff reporter from 1991 to 1994.[2]

He first joined The Wall Street Journal as a reporter specializing in global media, technology and consumer products trends in 1994; over the next twelve years, he was promoted to deputy national editor of the American edition; managing editor (2003-2004) and editor (2004-2006) of The Wall Street Journal Europe; and deputy managing editor (2005-2006) in charge of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the newspaper's global brand.[2] As the founding editor of Mint from 2006 to 2009, Narisetti facilitated the publication's emergence as India's second-largest business newspaper. It is owned by HT Media, which also publishes the Hindustan Times.[2]

Narisetti was managing editor, digital of The Washington Post[6] from 2009 to 2012 before briefly rejoining The Wall Street Journal (as head of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network) in 2012.[7] As senior vice president of growth and strategy for News Corporation from 2013 to 2016, he helped the media group cultivate new revenue opportunities, particularly in Asia.[8]

He was named president and chief executive officer of Gizmodo Media Group following its acquisition by Univision in September 2016.[9] He remained in the role until April 2018.[10][11][12] According to The Daily Beast, Narisetti was forced out by Univision amid staff cuts.[13]

References edit

  1. ^ "Biz journalist Narisetti joins McKinsey & Co". Talking Biz News. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e Raju Narisetti, Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University in the City of New York (Accessed: June 6, 2019)
  3. ^ "Columbia Journalism Taps Editor and Media Executive Raju Narisetti As Professor of Professional Practice and Director Knight-Bagehot Business Fellowships Program | School of Journalism". journalism.columbia.edu. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  4. ^ "On the year where "a very fundamental human right—the right to access information" was challenged: Raju Narisetti, Wikimedia Foundation Board member". Wikimedia Foundation. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Community". The Forum of Young Global Leaders. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  6. ^ Bell, Melissa (20 January 2012). "Raju Narisetti, Post managing editor, to rejoin Wall Street Journal – Ask The Post". The Washington Post.
  7. ^ "Narisetti leaves DC to join Wall Street Journal". The Wall Street Journal. 20 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Raju Narisetti Named Senior Vice President & Deputy Head of Strategy for New News Corporation". Business Wire. 25 February 2013.
  9. ^ "News Corp SVP Raju Narisetti Named Gawker Media CEO". The Daily Beast. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Univision Communications Inc Names Raju Narisetti CEO of Gizmodo Media Group". Univision. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  11. ^ Stelter, Brian (21 September 2016). "Raju Narisetti named CEO of what was Gawker Media". CNNMoney. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Gizmodo Media Group CEO Raju Narisetti Steps Down". Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  13. ^ Tani, Maxwell (9 April 2018). "Univision Forces Out Gizmodo CEO as Company Weighs Deep Cuts". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

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