Stories 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

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Fridays mean football again

This high school football season has plenty in store for readers of The Augusta Chronicle, including an app about area teams.
By John Gogick

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Gogick: An almost right word is still the wrong word

'Is that John Gogick," the voice asked from behind the cubicle. You caught me. "Listen, I have a question or two for you then," the voice continued.
By John Gogick

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Gogick: Last call for local artists

The deadline to draw your own Applause cover is this Thursday.
By John Gogick

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Gogick: Many ways to tell Ray Guy story

A special section is just one way to tell the remarkable story of punter Ray Guy, finally being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
By John Gogick

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gogick: 'Chronicle' has James Brown covered

Our newspaper has an entire topics section that tells all about the life of James Brown, and a review of the movie about his life will be printed on Monday.
By John Gogick

Friday, July 18, 2014

Gogick: Getting the big picture is all about perspective

The reader's point of view is usually summoned to encourage someone else to take a non-official view on a story. It is a call for a different perspective. And perspective is what our ...
By John Gogick

Friday, July 11, 2014

Gogick: Answering readers' questions

"Can someone not put national news on the front page anymore or what?"
By John Gogick

Friday, July 4, 2014

Gogick: Passing the couponing torch for savings

Sunday mornings. A time for church. A time for coffee. A time for spending time with the newspaper. And the time I cut coupons each week.
By John Gogick

Friday, June 27, 2014

'Chronicle' staff collects 15 award

The Chronicle staff collected 15 awards from the Georgia APME, including four first places.
By John Gogick

Friday, June 20, 2014

Movie sparks memories of Four Seasons in 1964 Augusta

The impending release of Clint Eastwood’s new movie, Jersey Boys, prompted 1964 Academy of Richmond County graduate Bill Hatcher to e-mail columnist Bill Kirby and tell him the story of ...
By John Gogick

Friday, June 13, 2014

'Chronicle' works hard for sports fans

The U.S. Open, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup and the World Cup are all going on right now. You can count on 'The Augusta Chronicle' to have scores and recaps and articles.
By John Gogick
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Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.
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