Durga Raghunath, previously the Editor (mobile services and digital product development) at The Wall Street Journal India, has left the company to join Network18 group’s Internet venture Web18 as VP (Products). This is rather interesting because Raghunath comes from a content focused product building background, having served as the Managing Editor of Livemint, the online counterpart to HT Media’s print financial daily Mint. One of our readers pointed us towards her updated LinkedIn profile. Web18 has confirmed her appointment to MediaNama.
This appears to be a part of an attempt by Web18 – as we had explained earlier – of developing a strong focus on products around editorial content. The shift in strategy is being led by R. Jagannathan, previously Executive Editor at DNA, who joined Web18 in November as Editor (Business and Financial Brands), looking into Web18’s online content publications.