Saturday, May 15, 2010

Raju Narisetti


Raju Narisetti (born June 26, 1966, s/o Narisetti Innaiah & Venigalla Komala) has been a journalist of 20 years, 13 of which he spent at the Wall Street Journal in the U.S. and Europe.

Raju has a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University at Bloomington; an MBA from the Institute of Rural Management in Anand, Gujarat; a post-graduate diploma in journalism from the Times of India School of Journalism in New Delhi and a bachelor's degree in economics from Nizam College, Hyderabad.

In January 2009, Narisetti was named a managing editor of The Washington Post. As one of two Managing Editors, he is responsible for all content at Washingtonpost.com; the Post's Interactivity team; the Post's Presentation Team (photo, graphics, design, multimedia), its print Features sections--Weekend, Travel, BookWorld, Food, and the Post Magazine (with columnists such as Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Weingarten and Tom Sietsema), in addition to Style, where he supervises editors and critics such as Hornaday, Blake Gopnik and Sarah Kaufman (dance), among others. He reports to Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli. He was responsible for overseeing the Post's 2009 print redesign, the integration of its print and online operations which combined two separate newsrooms effective November 2009 and also the rollout of the Post's new internal publishing system, Eidos Methode, slated for July-Dec 2010.

Until June 2006, he 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.

From 2006-2008 Raju Narisetti was the founding editor of Mint, India's only Berliner format business newspaper (see the paper at 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. Mint has an exclusive partnership in India with The Wall Street Journal. Narisetti was the Editor of Mint until end-2008 before resigning. Until June 2009 he was also an Editorial Advisory Director for HT Media.

According to Indian Readership Survey Round 2 2008, Mint has total daily readership of 217,000 (Monday-Saturday)making it the No. 2 business daily in both Mumbai and Delhi. It is now available in seven Indian cities--New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Pune, Kolkata and Chennai. Mint's website www.livemint.com has 1.6 million unique users. It also offers a mobile website m.livemint.com, which was launched in late 2008.

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 the board of the World Editors Forum of IFRA/World Association of Newspapers.

Raju hosts the Washington Post's On Leadership forum at washingtonpost.com with Steven Pearlstein.

Raju lives in Bethesda, Maryland where he maintains a hatred for Tony Kornheiser.

On April 12, 2010, The Washington Post won 4 Pulitzer Prizes for work done in 2009, the most for any single newspaper, including two for Post Magazine (Gene Weingarten) and Style (Sarah Kaufman), both sections headed by Raju.

Raju is married to children's/travel books author Kim Barrington Narisetti (www.urbancrayonpress.com), and has two daughters, Leila and Zola.
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