“A. M. Rosenthal, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent who became the executive editor of The New York Times and led the paper’s global news operations through 17 years of record growth, modernization and major journalistic change, died yesterday in Manhattan. He was 84.” -NYT

Rosenthal had a 60-year career in journalism, most of it spent at the Times. His obituary on the web site is six pages long. He turned the Times around during some of its most difficult years. He was a foreign correspondent covering news in Europe, Asia and Africa. And his career went from reporter to editor to columnist.

As a journalist, I can only hope to one day have the same types of accomplishments to be remembered by.