SBN Featured on Columbia Journalism Review

Last Thursday, Silicon Bayou News was featured in the Columbia Journalism Review. Contributor Evan Simko-Bednarski wrote an article about us, “Silicon Bayou News: News for (and by) the New Orleans tech scene.

The Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) was founded in 1961 and today covers press performance and the forces that affect that performance. The magazine is published six times a year while the majority of the posts can be found online at

Simko-Bednarski spoke with Editor-in-Chief Molly Oehmichen about the growth within SBN in the past year. She is quoted on founder Zach Kupperman and SBN’s roots, stemming from the initial need for an online tech publication in New Orleans.

“He wanted the rest of the world to know that this [entrepreneurial] community existed here,” says Molly Oehmichen, SBN’s editor-in-chief. “Living in New Orleans, he found that it was really hard to know what was going on in that scene.”

Silicon Bayou News has a created a unique approach to covering the startup, entrepreneurial, and technology scene in New Orleans:

The writing at Silicon Bayou News tends toward short, blog-style posts about the latest goings-on in the New Orleans start-up scene. These are offset by occasional opinion pieces and longer analyses of relevant business trends. Of the few dozen contributing writers, only a handful have formal journalism experience. Instead, most are members of New Orleans’ entrepreneurial community themselves.

The article also highlights the many happenings at SBN since its founding one year ago: Silicon Bayou 100, Silicon Bayou TV, and more.