Ron Martin, former AJC editor and a top USA Today editor, dies at 84


Ron Martin, a former longtime editor of the Atlanta Journal and Atlanta Constitution who oversaw the merger of those newspapers after he edited USA Today, died Saturday, May 14, according to his family.

Martin, 84, shepherded the merged Atlanta Journal-Constitution into the age of the internet while overseeing the kind of traditional journalism that he felt readers wanted, doggedly pursuing stories such as the unfolding scandal at City Hall that ultimately led to the conviction of then Mayor Bill Campbell for tax evasion.

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