Silicon Prairie News editor leaves for Mizzou startup

Michael Stacy

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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