Raju Narisetti

Professor of professional practice, Columbia University

A media executive with a track record in creating, rethinking and managing major media organisations in North America, Europe and Asia, Raju Narisetti was recently appointed as professor of professional practice and director of the Knight-Bagehot Business Fellowships programme at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Until April, he was the CEO of Gizmodo Media Group at Univision Communications Inc, a portfolio of digital journalism sites that included some of the the web’s most beloved and authentic brands, including Gizmodo, Jezebel, Deadspin, Kotaku, Jalopnik, Splinter, Lifehacker, Earther and The Root.

Prior to that, Raju was senior vice-president of strategy at News Corp. His previous roles have included managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, where he was responsible for WSJ’s digital and mobile content strategy and execution; managing editor of The Washington Post, where he led the integration of its digital and print businesses; editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe; and founder of Mint, the second-largest business newspaper and website in India. He is also on the board of the Wikimedia Foundation.

His home is in Brooklyn, New York, though he is often found, rather plainspoken, on Twitter (@raju).