Exclusive sponsorship opportunities for organizations who believe that Nebraska needs journalists.

In its first months in publication, Flatwater Free Press has had a big impact.

The Flatwater Free Press is Nebraska’s first independent, nonprofit newsroom focused on investigations and feature stories that matter.

  • We cover 4 key areas: Metro, Greater Nebraska, Statewide, and Historically Excluded communities.
  • Stories appear in newspapers, on radio and TV stations across the state.
  • 9,000 engaged subscribers to our weekly newsletter

An opportunity to support us

At Flatwater Free Press, we’re telling genuine, well- researched stories that Nebraskans trust.

People are listening, reading, and engaging in dialogue with our work. Within a few months, we have more than 500,000 readers for every story.

We offer five sponsorship spots to partners who want to support high-integrity journalism.

Sponsors receive

  • 1 of 5 rotating sponsor ad spots on every Flatwater Free Press story page (180k views per month)
  • 1 week per month of exclusive sponsorship of our email newsletter (9,000 subscribers, 65% open rate)
  • Name and logo to appear on Sponsors page of Flatwater Free Press website 
  • Social thank you (13,000 followers)

In addition, annual sponsors receive:

  • All of the monthly sponsor benefits
  • Exclusive ad placement on Flatwater Free Press’s home page. (Banner advertisement)
  • Exclusive naming sponsorship to a Flatwater Free Press event (signage, live mention or introduction)
Screenshot showing possible placement of sponsorship ads on Flatwater Free Press article page
Screenshot showing sponsor ad placement on Flatwater Free Press articles

Sponsorship levels



  • Rotating ad on all story pages
  • 1 week of newsletter sponsorship
  • Placement on Sponsors page
  • Social media recognition 

$2,500 per month, for available months



  • Rotating ad on all story pages
  • Monthly newsletter sponsorship
  • Placement on Sponsors page
  • Exclusive event sponsorship 

$2,083 per month, guaranteed spots for 12 months