Home boy

Home boy: Somehow, I missed this David Carr profile in the NY Times of Alabama native and magazine executive extraordinaire Dan Hogan.

Quote:

When Mr. Logan was summoned to Time Inc. headquarters in New York in 1992 from the offices of Southern Progress in Birmingham, Ala., he took over a stagnant magazine business that some said was washed up and was in danger of being spun off. That year, the company had earnings of $328 million before interest, depreciation, taxes and amortization. By 2001, the company produced $909 million in similar earnings, capping 10 years of growth. He enjoyed the success, but never was one for a victory lap in the news media.

Current challenge: salvaging AOL. Bottom line, if he does, he’ll be a legend for the ages.