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New York Times names Joseph Kahn executive editor

Joseph Kahn, has been the Times' managing editor - the second-ranking title in the newsroom - since September 2016.

Joseph F. Kahn in New York on April 17, 2022. (The New York Times)

The New York Times Co named Joseph Kahn executive editor on Tuesday, as it pursues a digital- and subscription-focused strategy that has been bolstered by acquisitions in recent years. Kahn, has been the Times’ managing editor – the second-ranking title in the newsroom – since September 2016. He succeeds Dean Baquet.

Baquet, 65 has been executive editor since 2014. The Times said he will remain at the company to lead a new venture, without giving further details.Under Baquet, the Times’ first Black executive editor, the 171-year-old newspaper navigated attacks from Donald Trump, whose presidency led to a surge in paying readers.

In February the company announced it had reached its goal of 10 million subscriptions, years ahead of its 2025 target, and set a new target of at least 15 million subscribers by the end of 2027.

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First published on: 19-04-2022 at 20:01 IST
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