Jack Neely And The Knoxville Mercury

Dec 12, 2014

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In October, 2014, the E.W. Scripps Company and the Knoxville News Sentinel shut down the beloved Knoxville independent newspaper, Metro Pulse. The company offered employees  a severance agreement, but three former writers for the paper have torn up their severance agreements and are starting a brand new newspaper in February, The Knoxville Mercury, as part of a new non-profit, the Knoxville History Project.

WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with one of those writers, Jack Neely