About Newly Named New York Times Editor Joe Kahn: A Quiet Intensity, Matched With Big Ambitions

From a New York Times story by Michael M. Grynbaum headlined “A Quiet Intensity, Matched With Big Ambitions”:

Joseph F. Kahn’s first job out of college in 1987 was covering Plano, Texas, for The Dallas Morning News, and he was impatient at the prospect of a slow career path.

“I realized that filing on deadline and slipping the occasional felicitous phrase into a news story may not get me much farther than the city hall beat, and then only after years of hard work,” he wrote in a Harvard alumni note years later. “Suddenly a nation with a billion-plus people and a remarkably thin foreign press corps beckoned.”