Chronicle names executive editor

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Alan English has been named executive editor of The Augusta Chronicle. He has been executive editor of the Gannett-owned newspaper The Times in Shreveport, La., since April 2004. Prior to that he was the Times' managing editor for four years. Don Bailey, president of the Chronicle, said the Chronicle is pleased to gain an editor with Mr. English's experience. Gannett, the nation's largest newspaper company, publishes 85 daily newspapers in the United States, including USA Today.

Mr. English will join the Chronicle on April 6. He suceeds Dennis Sodomka, who left the Chronicle in July 2008.

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edst4
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edst4 03/16/09 - 05:43 pm
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HUH? Why not use what was in

HUH? Why not use what was in house already?

bone
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bone 03/16/09 - 06:30 pm
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because the stuff in the

because the stuff in the house STUNK ON ICE!!!! edst4, have you not been noticing the HORRIBLE editorial page recently? hopefully, that's what this new guy will start with first thing.

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FallingLeaves 03/16/09 - 06:31 pm
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I hope they will have a local

I hope they will have a local emphasis. I subscribe to the Augusta Chronicle MAINLY to read about Augusta. If it didn't have local news, I wouldn't subscribe to it.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/16/09 - 07:33 pm
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The AC is a local paper that

The AC is a local paper that also carries some national and international news from the AP. None of that will change, except for quality, I hope. I'm with bone. I'd sure like to see some major improvement on the editorial page. Dennis Sodomka spoiled us. The recent odor has been difficult to deal with.

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Barry Paschal 03/16/09 - 08:23 pm
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FYI: The executive editor has

FYI: The executive editor has nothing to do with the content of the editorial page, which is administered by the editorial page editor.

Jim-bob
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Jim-bob 03/16/09 - 08:26 pm
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Dang, why didn't Barry get

Dang, why didn't Barry get this job?

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Barry Paschal 03/16/09 - 08:55 pm
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Barry didn't want it and

Barry didn't want it and didn't apply. I'm a happy as a clam where I am.

Jim-bob
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Jim-bob 03/16/09 - 09:04 pm
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But a clam is only happy at

But a clam is only happy at high water. Sounds like a 'out of sight out of mind' issue.

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woodymeister 03/16/09 - 09:11 pm
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I don't care who the editor

I don't care who the editor is as long as I continue to receive my paper everyday - unlike those subscribers who live in the rural areas. Does the AC really save that much money by discontinuing deliveries?

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Barry Paschal 03/16/09 - 10:03 pm
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Please explain, Jim-bob. That

Please explain, Jim-bob. That was a tad too goofy-cryptic for me.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 03/16/09 - 11:36 pm
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This is kind of like

This is kind of like shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/16/09 - 11:42 pm
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Michael Ryan is a top-notch

Michael Ryan is a top-notch writer and an even-better man.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 03/17/09 - 12:03 am
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I'm sure Ryan is a good

I'm sure Ryan is a good writer, he just doesn't show it on the editorial page. I'm sure the use of slang expressions is an effort to make the paper seem more hip, but it comes off as very unprofessional. Expressions like "Come again?" "Say what?" would not be acceptable on an 8th grade essay and it shouldn't be acceptable in a city newspaper.

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willistontownsc 03/17/09 - 03:48 pm
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Nearly ALL local newspapers

Nearly ALL local newspapers carry stories from national sources like Reuters and the AP. The Augusta Chronicle, the Aiken Standard, the People-Sentinel, the Times and Democrat, The State. The list goes on.

Rollers
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Rollers 03/22/09 - 02:12 pm
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Hey, all you A-Chronic

Hey, all you A-Chronic readers. You're getting a real gun for a new editor. Alan English has built a reputation on strong news coverage and his ability to "play above the rim." He will bring good things to the AC.

Note to shooters: Alan is a photographer by training. He's got the chops to take your Master's coverage to a new level. He actually UNDERSTANDS f-stops and why you need to buy the right glass and gear for staff photogs.

I suggest you greet Alan on Day 1 with strong photo galleries.

Give Alan a chance, readers. He will not disappoint.

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TechLover 03/23/09 - 06:36 am
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Did they immediately cut his

Did they immediately cut his pay?

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