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Articles by Raju Narisetti

Raju Narisetti is senior vice president for strategy at News Corp.
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“The next time you are being told about yet another round of fundraising, whatever the increased on-paper valuation the company now claims, ask yourself before you hype that news: Why is putting additional money into a business that is clearly spending more than it is making, a sign of success? It’s called ‘burn’ rate for a reason.”
“20/20 is good as hindsight goes, but if 2020 is your target for major change, you are in deep trouble.”
Modeled on a successful program for protecting scholars threatened by their regimes, a similar project for journalists could help advance security for reporters working under conditions of limited press freedom.
The Pulitzers cause a stir in newsrooms one Monday a year. Could they be structured to promote the value of good journalism the other 364 days a year?
The senior vice president of strategy at News Corp has some ideas about how to determine how outlets are really managing the disruption of their businesses — and newsrooms.
“The privileged status a newsroom enjoys ought to come with accountability and a responsibility to help sustain both journalism and the business of journalism.”
“Media companies should stop ceding the relationship between their readers and advertising to third parties and agencies.”