Ex-WSJer Narisetti receives ONA’s Jaroslovsky Award
Raju Narisetti, a longtime business journalist now at McKinsey & Co., has been awarded the Rich Jaroslovsky Founder Award by the Online News Association.
Narisetti is publisher of McKinsey Publishing. During his 32-year global career in media and publishing, he has created, reimagined and managed major media organizations in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as being on the frontlines of digital transformation challenges and new ventures in publishing.
He worked as a journalist at The Wall Street Journal where, over 14 years, he went from a summer reporting intern to be the editor of WSJ Europe, and managing editor, digital, of the global WSJ, and part of a team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for 9/11 coverage.
At the Washington Post, Narisetti was the managing editor who helped kick-start the newspaper’s print/digital transformation.
In both news organizations, he was the youngest–and the first person of color–on the masthead.
Narisetti is also the founder of Mint, India’s second-largest business news publication.
After his 25-year stint as a journalist, as a media business executive, he was senior vice president of Strategy for News Corp, and later CEO of the Gizmodo Media Group, which encompassed a group of digital journalism sites that included Gizmodo, Jezebel, Lifehacker, and The Root.
Immediately prior to joining McKinsey in 2020, he was a journalism educator, leading the Knight Bagehot Fellowships in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University as a Professor of Professional Practice at the School of Journalism, and where he started the annual WERT Prize honoring excellence in global business journalism by a woman journalist.