Silicon Prairie News

Announcing our partnership with Omaha.com

Omaha May 9, 2010 by Dusty Davidson & Jeff Slobotski

 

It's with great excitement that we announce our partnership with Omaha World-Herald's online edition, Omaha.com. Starting this week, readers of Omaha.com's Money section will be able to access articles originally published on SiliconPrairieNews.com. You can read the announcement on Omaha.com here.

We've modeled the content sharing after similar arrangements between popular blogs and traditional news publications, such as TechCrunch and WashingtonPost.com and VentureBeat and NYTimes.com. In each case, selected content from the former publication's website is presented alongside articles on the latter publication's website.

Here's a screenshot of what's to come from our Omaha.com partnership:

This partnership is exciting to us for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it provides greater exposure for the companies and individuals we cover. Our mission has always been to highlight and promote the innovators from the region, and this partnership will exponentially expand the reach and impact of our coverage.

Second, the partnership validates the quality and importance of our content. Thanks in large part to the efforts of Danny Schreiber, the overall quality of articles published on Silicon Prairie News has increased drastically since our beginnings as a simple blog. This endorsement, from an established publication, highlights just how far we've come in a short amount of time.

We'd like to thank the team at Omaha.com for their support, including Jeff Carney, Pat Lazure and others who helped with the integration. We look forward to continue working with them as we explore other opportunities to team up.

Lastly, and most importantly, we'd like to thank each and every one of our readers for your support of Silicon Prairie News over the past two years. We have a great community with an ever-growing energy and passion for building Omaha and the region into a place where entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives can be excited to continue pushing the envelope.

Note: Though the announcement is being made today, it will be a few days before content begins showing up on Omaha.com.

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@Jeff That is outstanding news. Very awesome. Congrats! I moved to DC last year but still enjoy seeing all the articles and tweets from Dusty and you regarding the what is going on in the area.

May 9, 2010 at 08:57 AM

Awesome. I think it's a win for both of you. It's great that a brand like the World-Herald recognizes and endorses Silicon Prairie News. And, for the World-Herald, it's another step by them to modernize their product.

At BRK2010, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger both had high praise for newspapers, and noted the World-Herald. This was in response to talking about newspaper's declining influence. Perhaps this new SPN World-Herald partnership would allow for an SPN interview(s) with them, and an exploration of the future of news and newspapers.

May 9, 2010 at 04:42 PM

Very cool! Congrats guys!!

May 9, 2010 at 11:24 PM
Matt Sherman

That's great news guys. I've always referred to SPN as far more than a blog, but instead a true news outlet. This partnership will be a great way to expand the reach of the community and continue to talk about the great things going on in the area.

May 9, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Hey, this is a big deal (or "BFD" as Joe Biden might say)! This speaks very well of the professionalism of your writing and the relevance of your content. Can't wait to see what new and exciting content this partnership produces. Congrats guys!

May 10, 2010 at 10:35 AM
Ben V.
May 11, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Congratulations on the partnership deal, guys! It really is a milestone to be celebrated. Hopefully this will continue to expand your readership and help to uncover more great local talent that can be highlighted for everyone's benefit.

May 12, 2010 at 09:06 PM

Congrats! That is awesome news and very well deserved. Keep up the great work and its great to hear the word is spreading.

May 12, 2010 at 10:32 PM
Zach Origitano

Love you guys but Booo.

May 14, 2010 at 10:58 AM

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