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Opinion: Journalism Matters and It Thrives In Augusta

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Regardless of what many Americans think today, journalism matters. 

Colonial newspapers are where most Americans learned about the pernicious Stamp Act of 1765 that really initiated the march toward the Revolutionary War. Colonial, and then Early National newspapers urged Americans to take ...

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  1. Such powerful journalism, true newspapering, is found, again, in this morning’s AugustaPress.com. Great planning and management gives the reader, 4 excellent articles on Afghanistan, from writers who know their subject.
    Then, Sylvia’s Editorial, YES, CRISP, as usual, the truth about the now, 3rd largest City, Augusta. With the “cherry on top”, the Editorial Board clearly giving multiple examples of “why Journalism Matters”!
    This edition was not produced by accident, but skill and being faithful to ones calling.

    The Afghanistan articles, each enlightening, with 2 written by the local professors, Hubert and Debbie Van Tuyll; followed by Leonard Hennessy’s perspective as a ret., Navy Commander; then, Charmain Brackett giving the psychological view from the VA Hospital. GRAND SLAM, covered all four bases. NO national newspaper can match having these four perspectives, all in one edition!

    Then Sylvia Cooper’s usual sage and documented opinion, and her great use of asking questions! Finally this piece, “Journalism Matters”, by the Editorial Board, gives us hope as readers, with their “heart and soul”, being, to bring light to the truth of “what is going on”!
    The AugustaPress.com, thank you, keep on, keeping on!

    PS As we stay informed, we, as subscribers, need to point out the daily benefits received, to family, friends and coworkers, to urge their subscribing, too!

  2. Kudos to ATP for resurrecting journalism in Augusta. Great replacement for false journalist like Dan Rather and Heraldo Rivera, the talking heads on TV, and the propaganda issued by the Associated Press. RIP Augusta Chronicle.

  3. I would encourage The Augusta Press to remain a subscription based outlet; our subscription stands as a reminder that the paper has an obligation to provide us with truthful journalism. Keep to this mission and you will have my continued support.

  4. #1. It doesn’t surprise me that the Mayor ranked last in the recent survey.
    #2. It appears that our current Commissioners,(with the exception of 2-3 think there is money available for all their selfish/political agendas)
    #3. I have a real problem paying people to get a COVID vaccine. They are protecting themselves as well as people they come in contact with. I recently debated this with a former commissioner and it resulted in our agreeing to disagree.

  5. I am pretty close to being a charter subscriber and remain a fan. Honestly, it is not just The Chronicle that is on the way out, but has anyone else noticed the increase in ‘out of area’ stories that keep showing up on my News 12/26 app. It makes me think whoever is running this platform is ‘not from around here’.

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