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WaPo ME named managing editor of WSJ Digital

January 20, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal has named Raju Narisetti as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which includes WSJ.com, SmartMoney.com, MarketWatch and the Chinese, Japanese and German-language editions of WSJ.com.

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.

Narisetti currently serves as managing editor for The Washington Post, where he oversees the company’s digital content products, staff and strategy. Friday’s appointment marks a return to the Journal for 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, in a statement. “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 Murray in a statement. “He is the perfect person to lead us into a new era of global growth.”

Narisetti’s appointment follows the recent departure of WSJ.com managing editor Kevin Delaney, who is now with Atlantic Media and readying its business news site for launch.

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