Raju Narisetti is a professor of Professional Practice and director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University. He recently served as the chief executive officer of Gizmodo Media Group, the publisher of pioneering digital brands.
Born in Hyderabad, India, Raju holds a Bachelor’s degree from Osmania University in Hyderabad, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Institute of Rural Management in Anand (India); a post-graduate diploma from The Times School of Journalism in New Delhi; and a Master’s in Journalism from Indiana University.
Over nearly three decades, Raju has led and transformed news organizations in three continents.
Raju began his journalism career at The Economic Times in New Delhi and later went on to found India’s Mint Newspaper, now the second largest business newspaper in the country.
He spent 15 years at The Wall Street Journal, starting as a summer intern and in a variety of reporting and editing roles, including the Editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe; Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal; and Managing Editor of WSJ Digital.
Raju also served as Managing Editor at The Washington Post, where he was instrumental in combining its print and digital newsrooms, in addition to overseeing its editing, design, photo, video, engagement and social media teams.
Prior to his work at Gizmodo, Raju was Senior Vice President, Strategy, at News Corp, the publisher of The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal.
Raju is on the National Advisory Council of The Democracy Fund and a board member of EdSurge Inc.
Raju lives in New York City.