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The Augusta Chronicle | Editorial Page Editor

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About Me

Michael Ryan was named editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle in July 2002. He previously spent 19 years at The Topeka Capital-Journal in Topeka, Kansas, the last decade of which he spent as editorial page editor. He won first place in editorial writing in the state of Kansas seven times. Since he arrived, The Chronicle’s editorials have won first place in Georgia four times – and in 2005, the Chronicle not only won first place, but second and third as well, sweeping the editorial writing category for the state’s largest newspapers. While in Topeka, he had extensive experience covering the courts, and wrote a column on legal affairs, winning the Liberty Bell award from the Topeka Bar Association. He also covered county government and law enforcement. Just prior to leaving Topeka, readers of The Capital-Journal named him Best Newspaper Writer, despite the fact that his editorials carried no byline. He grew up in Kansas City and went on to attend Washburn University of Topeka. He has a wife of 26 years, Susan, a daughter Amanda, 20, and a son Kevin, 16. Michael has just published a novel called The Last Freedom, on the real life of Holocaust survivor Dr. Viktor Frankl. In his research for the book, Michael was granted rare access to Dr. Frankl’s lovely family in Vienna, Austria. Viktor Frankl was author of Man’s Search for Meaning, one of the Top 10 most important books of all time, according to the Library of Congress.

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If the animal shelter were privately run, the state would shut it down. They done so for a lot less...

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Dee, you're absolutely right, that comment on CNN was just nuts. Besides, we're sending all MANNER of aid to that region and putting our...

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Some point of light!

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