Congratulations & Welcome Raju!

As journalist its really too good news for me! Hope Wikimedia community gain
from your long journalistic
experience
​.


Hasive
WMBD​

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Could we keep the announcements list for announcements as per its limited
> scope please? [1]
>
> If someone could recommend an on-wiki page or email for Raju Narisetti,
> this may be useful for those who wish to send personal congratulations or
> thank you notes.
>
> In light of the recent discussion of strictly limiting numbers of posts to
> Wikimedia-l, limits on relatively content free thankspam might be a useful
> idea, even if these are seen as keeping the political tone super-duper
> positive.
>
> Links
> 1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Wikimedia_Announce
>
> Thanks,
> Fae
>
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/LGBT+
> http://telegram.me/wmlgbt
>
> On 16 Oct 2017 7:41 p.m., "Anna Stillwell" <astillw...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Welcome, Raju.
> > /a
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:19 AM, Christophe Henner <
> chen...@wikimedia.org
> > >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > Over the past year, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees has been
> > > reviewing and evolving our appointment and onboarding process for new
> > Board
> > > members. While that has resulted in some lingering vacancies, we knew
> it
> > > was important to update these processes to help maintain a cordial and
> > > productive Board.
> > >
> > > The updated appointment process provides the entire board with more
> > > detailed (albeit private) information about each candidate’s
> background,
> > > public profile, past professional and volunteer work, and ability to
> > > contribute to the Board. The updated onboarding process is meant to
> help
> > > Board members learn about the processes and expectations of our Board
> > more
> > > quickly to help reduce productivity lost to transitions. Special thanks
> > to
> > > everyone serving on the Board Governance Committee and Nataliia for the
> > > work they have put into these improvements!
> > >
> > > I am also incredibly excited to share that these efforts have helped us
> > > identify and appoint an amazing addition to the Wikimedia Foundation
> > Board
> > > of Trustees! At our October meeting, the Board appointed and welcomed
> > Raju
> > > Narisetti to fill one of the vacant expert seats.
> > >
> > > Raju is a veteran media executive and journalist and brings a wealth of
> > > communications experience to the board. He is also a veteran of
> nonprofit
> > > governance and currently serves on the board for the International
> Center
> > > for Journalists and Institute for International Education. I am
> confident
> > > he will be a very valuable addition to the board and thrilled that he
> has
> > > agreed to join us!
> > >
> > > We will continue to make improvements to our governance processes, for
> > > example with the learnings from the on-going governance review, and
> apply
> > > what we have learned to future appointments and filling our remaining
> > > vacancy. Thank you for everyone’s patience as we took a pause and
> worked
> > on
> > > recruiting the best possible candidates, rather than simply rushing to
> > fill
> > > the seats.
> > >
> > > In the meantime, below (and on the Wikimedia Blog) you will find the
> > > official announcement about Raju Narisetti and please join me in warmly
> > > welcoming him to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and to the
> > > Wikimedia movement!
> > >
> > > Christophe
> > > Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
> > >
> > > Raju Narisetti joins Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
> > >
> > > Media veteran brings nearly three decades of global strategic
> experience
> > in
> > > digital media and audience development to the Wikimedia Foundation
> Board
> > >
> > >
> > > Image:
> > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Raju_Narisetti_-_
> > > International_Journalism_Festival_2015.JPG
> > >
> > > San Francisco, CA, October 16, 2017 — The Wikimedia Foundation today
> > > announced the appointment of Raju Narisetti, a veteran media executive
> > and
> > > journalist, to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.
> > >
> > > Raju brings more than 29 years of media experience across three
> > continents.
> > > He is currently CEO of Univision Communications Inc’s Gizmodo Media
> > Group,
> > > the publisher of websites including Gizmodo, Jezebel, Lifehacker and
> The
> > > Root.
> > >
> > > “Raju has dedicated his life’s work to information as a public service.
> > His
> > > commitment to editorial integrity, independence, and inclusion is
> deeply
> > > aligned with Wikimedia values. His passion and expertise in digital
> > > strategy and international growth will be invaluable to our movement’s
> > > future as we advance our global free knowledge mission,” said Wikimedia
> > > Foundation Executive Director, Katherine Maher.
> > >
> > > Prior to joining the Gizmodo Media Group, Raju served as Senior Vice
> > > President, Strategy, at News Corp, one of the largest media companies
> in
> > > the world and the publisher of The Wall Street Journal and The Times of
> > > London. In that role, Raju was responsible for identifying new digital
> > > growth opportunities globally for News Corp.
> > >
> > >
> > > “There has never been more urgency in Wikipedia's 16-year history than
> > now,
> > > for upholding the values of free exchange of information and
> knowledge,”
> > > said Raju. “Despite mounting challenges around the world, rapid
> > innovation
> > > is creating tremendous opportunities for the Wikimedia Foundation. I
> have
> > > much to learn, but am also looking forward to lending my nearly three
> > > decades of global media experiences to the movement, to help engage
> more
> > > digital and mobile audiences, particularly diverse young people, and
> > > harness their energy to benefit from—and support—the vital values that
> > > underpin all Wikimedia initiatives.”
> > >
> > > Before joining News Corp, Raju spent nearly 25 years as a journalist
> and
> > > editor. He started at The Economic Times in India before moving to The
> > > Dayton Daily News (Ohio), The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and The
> > Washington
> > > Post. Starting out as a summer intern at WSJ, he eventually became
> Editor
> > > of The Wall Street Journal Europe and later Managing Editor of WSJ’s
> > > digital newsrooms. At The Washington Post, he was the Managing Editor
> who
> > > led the Post’s rethinking of its separate digital and print newsrooms
> and
> > > operations.
> > >
> > > A native of Hyderabad, India, Raju is also the founder of Mint,
> currently
> > > India’s second-largest daily business newspaper by circulation.
> > >
> > > “Raju's extensive international and journalistic experience will add
> > > valuable perspective to the Board as we look to bring new voices from
> > > around the world into our movement. I am impressed by his willingness
> to
> > > learn about and embrace the values behind the Wikimedia movement, and
> > look
> > > forward to working with him to support our free knowledge mission,”
> said
> > > Nataliia Tymkiv, Governance Chair for the Board.
> > >
> > > Raju is currently the Vice-chair for the Board of Directors of the
> > > International
> > > Center for Journalists
> > > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Center_for_Journalists>,
> as
> > > well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Institute of
> > > International Education
> > > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_International_Education>,
> > > which
> > > administers the Fulbright Scholarship
> > > <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulbright_Scholarship> programmes. He
> > lives
> > > in Brooklyn, New York.
> > >
> > > Raju joins eight other Foundation Trustees
> > > <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees> who
> > collectively
> > > bring expertise in the Wikimedia community, financial oversight,
> > > governance, and organizational development; and a commitment to
> advancing
> > > Wikimedia’s mission of free knowledge for all.
> > >
> > > He was approved unanimously by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
> > Trustees.
> > > His term is effective October 2017 and will continue for three years.
> > > Please see the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
> > > <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_of_Trustees> for complete
> > > biographies.
> > >
> > > ###
> > >
> > > About the Wikimedia Foundation
> > >
> > > The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports
> and
> > > operates Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects. Wikipedia is
> > the
> > > world’s free knowledge resource, spanning more than 45 million articles
> > > across nearly 300 languages. Every month, more than 200,000 people edit
> > > Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, collectively creating and
> improving
> > > knowledge that is accessed by more than 1 billion unique devices every
> > > month. This all makes Wikipedia one of the most popular web properties
> in
> > > the world. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation
> > is
> > > a 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and
> > grants.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Christophe HENNER
> > > Chair of the board of trustees
> > > chen...@wikimedia.org
> > > +33650664739
> > >
> > > twitter *@schiste*        skype *christophe_henner*
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