Knoxville Mercury newspaper begins distribution

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Copies of the new Knoxville Mercury newspaper became available Wednesday.

The paper organized after the Metro Pulse shut down last year. Some of the same people are now working on the Knoxville Mercury.

Former Metro Pulse associate editor Jack Neely told WATE 6 On Your Side in December he is now one of three former Metro Pulse workers who gave up their severance pay in order to start the new independent newspaper.

More online: Where to find a copy of the Knoxville Mercury

They distributed copies in the downtown area Wednesday, but distribution will be wider beginning Thursday.

Previous story: Alternative newspapers prepare to launch in wake of Metro Pulse closure

Like Metro Pulse, Knoxville Mercury will be a weekly publication offered in both print and online.

Knoxville Mercury will be a for-profit subsidiary of The Knoxville History Project, a non-profit run by Neely.



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