Meet The Press
The Augusta Press is a local online newspaper that covers Richmond and Columbia counties. The paper is locally owned by long-time residents and natives of these counties. We work from two premises:
- The purpose of the press is to tell the truth and to raise hell. (Chicago Tribune, 1861)
- The job of a newspaper is to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted. (paraphrase from Peter Finley Dunne, Chicago Evening Post, 1893)
The Augusta Press exists to bring the latest local CSRA news to readers; to serve as a watchdog on government by protecting the public’s right to know what their elected officials are doing and, more importantly, why they are doing it; to entertain readers with insightful, touching, and thought-provoking features; and to serve as a public forum for the discussion of public issues via editorials and opinion pieces. The staff and owners of the paper pledge to conduct their news/editorial work with an eye to the social responsibilities all journalists bear and to speak truth to power at all times. We hold to the Society of Professional Journalists CODE OF ETHICS a copy of which can be found by clicking here.