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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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5 years 14 weeks ago

WhippingPost: You ought to know what you're talking about before opining. I was there in the hallway with the angry, tearful citizens....

5 years 15 weeks ago

Lobosolo proves what we've been saying is true -- especially about how liberals can't argue the facts. All they can do is try to insult...

5 years 16 weeks ago

Note to Niko Mahs: We weren't up for the award this year (first time in years), so it's kind of hard for us to be sore losers.

5 years 16 weeks ago

orqpsych, it was not a correct call. The conference said that. As for the topic, not everything has to be politics!

5 years 17 weeks ago

Halliburton is always dragged out to prove everyone does it. Of course, no one ever tried to hide Dick Cheney's past involvement in...

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