Ex-WSJ biz journalist Narisetti to run former Gawker Media
News Corp. executive Raju Narisetti, a former business journalist at The Wall Street Journal, has been named the CEO of Gizmodo Media Group, which is the Gawker operation purchased by Univision, reports Brian Stelter of CNNMoney.
Stelter writes, “Narisetti is currently the senior vice president of strategy at News Corp, the Murdoch family’s print and digital media company. He brings both journalistic expertise and digital media understanding to the job.
“He will move to Gizmodo Media Group — named for Gawker’s tech blog Gizmodo — in late October.
“Last month Univision acquired all of Gawker Media’s web sites with the exception of Gawker.com. The flagship blog has been embroiled in bitter litigation with Hulk Hogan over a 2012 post about a sex tape. The litigation has been financed by billionaire tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel.
“The legal battle forced Gawker Media and Denton into bankruptcy earlier this year.
“The company, minus Gawker.com, emerged out of bankruptcy in Univision’s hands last month.”
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