OLD Media Moves

Silicon Prairie News editor leaves for Mizzou startup

December 28, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Michael Stacy, the editor of Silicon Prairie News, is leaving the publication to oversee a new business publication in Columbia, Mo., affiliated with the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Stacy writes, “In a way, that destination is the perfect testament to what covering the Silicon Prairie has meant to me. You see, my move to SPN was a foray into foreign territory. I came here from a job at a 150-year-old newspaper, and the vast majority of my prior experience was as a sports reporter. As far as I was concerned, words like ‘pivot’ and ‘vertical’ were used in writing about basketball, not young companies. But, as I depart, it’s clear I have been bitten by the proverbial startup bug.

“I thank you, the Silicon Prairie community, for that. I thank you for welcoming me with open arms. For having patience as I learned the ropes. For letting me tell your stories. Although I won’t be telling those stories on a daily basis much longer, I hope you will keep in touch.

“I thank the team at Silicon Prairie News for giving me a great opportunity and, subsequently, for enduring my quirks — the cringe-inducing puns at every turn, the predilection for blaring edgy rap music on office cleanup days.”

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