Saturday, January 21, 2012

Raju Narisetti in Wall street hournal

Raju Narisetti hitherto managing editor of Washington post is  now managing editor of Wall Street journal in New York


Company Sees Strong Digital Growth from New Content, Product Offerings,
Global Expansion

NEW YORK (Jan. 20, 2012) – The Wall Street Journal has named Raju Narisetti as Managing
Editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which includes,,
MarketWatch and the Chinese, Japanese and German-language editions of Mr.
Narisetti will also become a Deputy Managing Editor of the Journal, and he will report to Alan
Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online.

Mr. Narisetti currently serves as Managing Editor for The Washington Post, where he oversees
the company’s digital content products, staff and strategy. Today’s appointment marks a return
to the Journal for Mr. Narisetti, who first joined the paper in 1994 as a reporter in Pittsburgh and
most recently served as Editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe in 2006.

“Raju has done remarkable work as the digital czar at the Washington Post, integrating print
and online businesses, building a successful web site, and developing key relationships with
the digerati,” said Robert Thomson, Editor-in-Chief of Dow Jones and Managing Editor of the
Journal. “His experience in creating Mint, a national web site and newspaper in India, also brings
important relationships and unique expertise that will assist us as we expand our global digital
network. Raju is wired, and we are jazzed.”

"Raju knows the world, knows digital journalism, and knows the Journal," said Mr. Murray. "He
is the perfect person to lead us into a new era of global growth."

Mr. Narisetti's appointment follows the recent departure of Managing Editor Kevin

Strong Digital Growth from New Content, Product Offerings and Global Expansion
The Wall Street Journal Digital Network has seen tremendous growth in recent years with the
introduction of expanded news coverage, content and new products as well as increased usage
across its Web sites, mobile applications and tablet editions. The network has more than 1.3
million paid digital subscribers across multiple platforms and devices, and averages more than 50
million visitors per month online.’s success has been buoyed by an expansion in politics, national and world news, sports
and lifestyle coverage, as well as live and on-demand video, real-time blogs and the launch
of premium verticals. generated a 42% year-over-year increase in traffic in 2011,
averaging more than 36 million visitors per month worldwide. The new WSJ Live interactive
video application is already available to millions of users via the iPad and multiple Internet-
connected televisions and set-top boxes.

Globally, more than 30% of the total digital audience comes from outside the North American
market, including Asia, which generates more than 11 million visitors per month, and nearly

six million from Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2011, traffic to the Journal’s Chinese- and
Japanese-language Web sites increased 38% and 150%, respectively.

To further serve its expanding global audience, the Journal and Dow Jones have launched a
series of regionally focused digital initiatives – the most recent of which, a German-language
news site (, launched earlier this month. Other regional offerings are available, including
China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe.

About Mr Narisetti
Mr. Narisetti has been Managing Editor of Washington Post Co. since January 2009, overseeing
digital content, products and new businesses, as well as its editing, design, photo, video,
engagement and social media teams. Prior to joining the Post, Mr. Narisetti served as Founding
Editor of India's Mint newspaper, which has an exclusive agreement to publish Journal-branded
content in India.

During his previous tenure with the Journal, Mr. Narisetti held multiple roles, most recently as
Deputy Managing Editor and Editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe in 2006, and led the re-
launch of the European and Asian editions of the Journal. He also served as Deputy National
News Editor of the Journal as well as Deputy Managing Editor, based in New York. He joined
the Journal in 1994 as a reporter in Pittsburgh.

Prior to joining the Journal, Mr. Narisetti was a Business Writer for the Dayton Daily News.

Mr. Narisetti holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Sociology from Osmania University
in Hyderabad, India. He also received a Master's in Management from the Institute of Rural
Management in Anand, India. He has a Postgraduate Diploma from the Times of India School
of Journalism in New Delhi and a Master's Degree in Journalism from Indiana University in


Ashley Huston
Dow Jones & Company

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