OLD Media Moves

Two senior Wall Street Journal editors leaving

April 10, 2006

Two senior editors of The Wall Street Journal are leaving the paper, Dow Jones & Co. confirmed Monday.

Raju Narisetti, a recently appointed deputy managing editor, and Amy Stevens, editor of the Weekend Journal, will be working for separate start-up publications.

Raju NarisettiAn article about their departures can be found here. It does require a Wall Street Journal susbcription.

Narisetti is one of the most senior journalists of South Asian origin working in American newspapers.

He was based in Brussels, where he moved in December 2002, first to serve as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, and then was promoted to Editor. In December 2005, he was named a Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, while continuing as editor of WSJE. In a memo, WSJ Editor Paul Steiger said Narisetti “will continue to direct all Journal reporting teams and coverage from Europe and the Middle East.”

From April to December 2002, he had been a deputy national editor, directing daily news coverage in all four sections of the U.S. paper. His responsibilities included planning daily news space needs, editing multiple major news stories, and guiding news editors on coordinating coverage with bureau chiefs and beat reporters. Starting in February 1999, Narisetti served in a variety of editing positions, including assistant news editor and then news editor of the national news desk (in charge of beats such as marketing, media, advertising, retail, consumer products & sports coverage).

Stevens, a Cal-Berkeley graduate, previously wrote the “Lawyers & Clients” column for the Journal. She was also a frequent page one contributor. She is going to Conde Nast, where she will be involved in its new start-up business magazine and joining her former co-worker, Joanne Lipman, who is the editor of the new glossy.

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