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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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4 years 48 weeks ago

Grouse -- When have we ever denied global warming? Get your facts straight. Talk about reason...

4 years 50 weeks ago

OK, but someone tell me why it's OK to plug the latest diet plan but not a major religion! Are Christians -- and only Christians -- now...

4 years 50 weeks ago

Kudos to Jebko for the smart reference. Watch yorn!

5 years 1 week ago

Riverman -- Thanks for your last post. Would love to meet you if you can stop by the book signing Thursday at the Book Tavern downtown (...

5 years 5 weeks ago

Sorry, TakeAstand. Didn't have room to repeat our concerns from a previous editorial. Their wording includes "baggy" pants vs. saggy,...

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