Shawn McCreesh: Joe Kahn Is the New, Old-School Editor of the New York Times. But Who Is He?

From a New York magazine story by Shawn McCreesh headlned “Joe Kahn is the new, old-school editor of the Times. But who is he?”:

Abe Rosenthal, the totemic New York Times editor who published the Pentagon Papers, used to say that there was one path to the executive editor’s office — over the dead, burned, and maimed bodies of the ten other people who wanted the job. So I turned to Joseph Kahn, the new top dog at the Times, and asked whom he incinerated to get here.