Stories by John Gogick

Articles from the John Gogick section archive

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Readers turned to newspaper during storm

During an ice storm, your hometown paper did what a paper does best -- because of you.
By John Gogick

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

A fish story about a long career built on Rule 13

Working with veteran editor Virgil Stewart each day was an apprenticeship in coffee drinking, storytelling and, of course, editing.
By John Gogick

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

News gets delivered in multiple platforms

From first call, to snowfall to winter wonderland free-for-all, The Chronicle was with you through the storm.
By John Gogick

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Futurity conjures memories of rodeo, outlaws and a great headline

The Augusta Futurity reminds me of the years I spent in Guthrie, Okla. Guthrie was known for two things - being the state's first capital and being the home of the Lazy E Arena, then the world's ...
By John Gogick

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Gogick: Sports banquet honors students, athletes

Like Kennedy's nation, an area also reveals itself in the men it produces, honors and remembers. Thursday night’s all-area football banquet, as presented by The Augusta ...
By John Gogick

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

The new world of advertising

Advertising is so much more than what you see in the printed paper. People need two kinds of information – commercial and noncommercial – and lots of it to make decisions in their everyday lives.
By John Gogick

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Gogick: New feature will inspire your dreams of traveling

On Sunday, we unveil the Where travel page - a full page inside the Sunday Your Life section.
By John Gogick

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

Gogick: Newspapers give the year's events one more turn

News organizations reflect on the year's events at the end of each year, and 2013 had lots to talk about.
By John Gogick

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

News comes in big, small doses each week

It's been a great week for news, but then, there are other things to read in a paper each day.
By John Gogick

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Gogick: High school football season ends

From that first whistle of the summer heat to the last snap in the fall chill, your newspaper chronicles the triumphs and heartbreaks of each football season.
By John Gogick

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Gogick: We read you

Big events, such as Nelson Mandela's death, anniversaries and holidays, re-establish the link between a newspaper and its readers.
By John Gogick

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Gogick: Black Friday deals make paper biggest of year

The Thanksgiving Day paper is annually our biggest - with dozens of sales circulars touting the details of Black Friday. And this year's was no exception.
By John Gogick

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Gogick: Reporter recognized for education coverage

Board President Venus Cain said the board wanted to recognize Tracey McManus for the quality and fairness of her reporting, and that Tracey had been nominated for an award for education reporting.
By John Gogick

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Readers respond to font changes

The first e-mail came in Saturday - before the Sunday paper with the new headline and sans serif fonts had hit anyone's doorstep. And it was sent, and set, to make a point. 
By John Gogick

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Gogick: Changes in the Chronicle's look

Sunday's Chronicle will look a little different from last Sunday's.
By John Gogick

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

Gogick: News photos grab readers

Readers have different reactions to news photos, as they should.
By John Gogick

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

Copy editor has design for newspaper

Traci Westin combines talents to make your newspaper reading an informative endeavor.
By John Gogick

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

Gogick: Shaping the minds of young readers

At the gas station, a fundraising luncheon or in the lobby of the News Building, I get to meet many different people each week as part of my job.
By John Gogick

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Unsung heroes are all around us

Hidden heroes are all around us, so help us spotlight them and what they do for the community.
By John Gogick

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Gogick: Celebrate the month with us

It seems that every cause, product or group of people has one: Talk Like a Pirate Day. Celebrate Freedom Week. The list goes on and on. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and next week is ...
By John Gogick

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MCG student, class buy kids' books for Ferguson library

Three weeks after the Missouri grand jury indictment verdict, Ashee Nicole Sharer created a Ferguson wish list on, urging classmates to purchase a book for the Ferguson ...
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