Richard J. Meislin, Times Editor and Web Journalism Pioneer, Dies at 68

He was both a computer whiz and an accomplished newsman when he began prodding colleagues and the newspaper itself to begin adapting to the online world.

By David W. Dunlap

Richard J. Meislin, a New York Times editor who helped kick a tradition-bound newsroom into the internet age, changing how Times journalists gathered the news and how readers received it, died on Friday at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 68.

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