When a journalist gets an honorary doctorate it’s news: ‘Mint’ ex-editor Raju Narisetti is now Dr Raju Narisetti thanks to the publishers of ‘The Economic Times’

Raju Narisetti, the Times School of Journalism alumnus who was founder-editor of the business newspaper Mint, has been conferred an honorary doctorate by Bennett University set up by The Times of India group.

Narisetti, currently Publisher at McKinsey & Company’s Global Publishing, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) in Media Management at the University’s virtual convocation on October 1.

“My education began with BCCL (Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd). It was not even a university but that did not matter. What mattered was that who taught us, what they taught us and what we take with that education.

“I have been 30 years in the industry but the difference has been my contribution that I could give because of my foundation and education in India,” Narisetti said.

Narisetti, who began his journalism career at The Economic Times in Delhi, started out as a summer reporting intern at The Wall Street Journal in the US, rising to become the editor of WSJ Europe, and then Managing Editor, Digital, of the global WSJ.

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In the best traditions of Indian journalism, The Times of India report of the convocation (below) leaves out Narisetti’s association with Mint, which is owned by the rival Hindustan Times group.

The Times group is also the promoter of Times Now, the gold standard of news TV.

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Screenshots: courtesy The Times of India

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Also read: TOI group editor in flap over honorary doctorate

Pseudonymous author spells finis to Mint editor?

3 Comments

  1. By Raju Bist

    Love this: *The Times group is also the promoter of Times Now, the gold standard of news TV.* 🙂

  2. AKJ

    Your bitterness and bias towards certain media groups like TOI rears its head in anything you write. Now here in a doctorate story you will criticise TOI for not mentioning Mint. If you know anything about journalism, as you claim to be the overseeing god of all things media, you will know that no news organisation mentions its rival publication irrespective of whether the piece is good, bad or ugly. Moreover you cannot dictate how TOI covers its own award granted to its own alumnus. IJR please stop being holier than thou, it just puts off people. And do publish this if you follow the standards you hold others too.

  3. Shamim

    Narisetti, who began his journalism career at The Economic Times in Delhi, started out as a summer reporting intern at The Wall Street Journal in the US, rising to become the editor of WSJ Europe, and then Managing Editor, Digital, of the global WSJ.

    IJR, can you think of one nice word to say for this achiever? He seems to have done much more than you give credit for. You are misusing your platform now.

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