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.
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.
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