Stories by John Gogick

Friday, April 3, 2015

Newspaper staff prepares for Masters coverage

Set your countdown clock to T-minus-one for the day The Augusta Chronicle unpacks its annual Masters Preview section. Sunday's paper will be extra large with our 56-page comprehensive guide to the ...
By John Gogick

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Gogick: A challenge for young writers, for us

Young writers, videographers can answer this challenge and make their case in the world of words.
By John Gogick

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Gogick: We must bid adieu to Sunday 'Journal'

Late last year, the company that owns "The Wall Street Journal" decided to no longer offer local newspapers these Sunday pages. It set Feb. 8 as the final contribution.
By John Gogick

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Gogick: News, good and bad, is our business

News comes in all shapes and sizes. Breaking news and news that breaks your heart.
By John Gogick

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Gogick: Journalists passionate about freedoms

Journalists tend to be pretty passionate folks when it comes to the First Amendment. Their passion is not limited to the one-fifth of the guaranteed freedoms that says "and of the press" which we ...
By John Gogick

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Gogick: Chronicle continues holiday traditions

When you work in the news media, a regular rotation on the holiday schedule is what you sign up for.
By John Gogick

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Gogick: Real news rarely arguable

Reacting to breaking news is half of what a newsroom does; the rest is covering meetings and events, reporting and writing enterprise stories and writing feature stories about interesting people ...
By John Gogick

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Gogick: Holidays put hectic load on our newspaper

Thanksgiving is the second-busiest newspaper week of the year - after Masters, of course. The annual midweek holiday and the giant paper stuffed with sales circulars present logistical ...
By John Gogick

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Gogick: Michaux, sports fans have love-hate affair

Insights and analysis. Pontification and perspective. Many people expect those - and maybe a dose of boosterism - from a local sports columnist. Agree or disagree, Scott Michaux has a way of ...
By John Gogick

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Gogick: Election highlights American freedom

We take holding elections - voting, accurately counting the votes and reporting the results - for granted in this country. This basic freedom doesn't come so easily elsewhere in the world.
By John Gogick

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Gogick: Weather page can fascinate

On the front page of Saturday's editions is a reminder to set your clocks back an hour tonight as Daylight Saving Time ends. Near that graphic is a daily weather symbol with the day's high and low ...
By John Gogick

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

'Chronicle' provides election coverage to prepare residents to vote

Attack ads on the television. Campaign fliers in my mailboxes. Endorsements on the editorial page. All signs of the times. All signs of the time when citizens get to exercise their right to vote.
By John Gogick

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Gogick: Journalism done well doesn't follow pattern

Some stories break the pattern - in the way they are reported, in the way they are written, in the way they are received. And in the speed in which they have an impact.
By John Gogick

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Gogick: Lucky baseball fans still cheering

The games started in the afternoon then. They don’t now. And they take longer. Some nights, the results might not make all of the printed newspapers.
By John Gogick

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Gogick: Celebrate National Newspaper Week with us

This is a week to remind us that newspapers can not only cover your community, but can also cover your head.
By John Gogick

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Customer service director likes helping people

Much of our interaction with readers involves Sean Moores, who has been the customer service director in the newsroom for the past five years.
By John Gogick

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Reporters show determination

Newspaper reporters are sometimes known for their determination. Sometimes that means asking one more question. Or calling one more source. Or writing just a little past deadline to get the story.
By John Gogick

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Gogick: 'Chronicle' pressroom takes pride in each run

'Stop the presses." That clichéd movie scene depicting halting the printing press as a big story breaks is a rare occurrence in real life.
By John Gogick

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Gogick: We've been working for your trust since 1785

Trusted sources of information, such as "The Augusta Chronicle," are needed more than ever to discern the fact from the rumor.
By John Gogick

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Gogick: Colleagues receive front page as going-away present

When longtime colleagues either retire or seek out greener pastures, their colleagues conspire to make them a page – a front page. Think of it as part parting gift, part parting shot. A ...
By John Gogick
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