George Ayoub filed nearly 5,000 columns, editorials and features in 21 years as a journalist for the Grand Island Independent. His columns also appeared in the Omaha World-Herald and Kearney Hub. His work has been recognized by the Nebraska Press Association and the Associated Press. He was awarded a national prize by Gatehouse Media for a 34-part series focusing on the impact of cancer on families of victims and survivors. He is a member of the adjunct faculty and Academic Support Staff at Hastings College. Ayoub has published two short novels, “Warm, for Christmas” and “Dust in Grissom.” In 2019 he published “Confluence,” the biography of former Omaha World-Herald publisher and CEO John Gottschalk.
Navigating the MSU information universe
By: George Ayoub - April 13, 2022
In a 1993 Peter Steiner cartoon, a large hound sitting in a chair at a computer monitor and keyboard tells a small terrier watching from below, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” Or if you’re telling the truth. Chances are good, however, that what we read in the social media megaverse is unvarnished […]
Required reading for parents and students
By: George Ayoub - April 4, 2022
Here’s an idea: Let’s ban some books. Take them out of classrooms, purge curricula, gut libraries, unplug Nooks and Kindles. That should make us feel more comfortable because the acquisition of knowledge, the grasp of insight, and the dual joys of truth and beauty should, above all, never cause discomfort. I didn’t say it was […]