Metro Pulse

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Metro Pulse
Type Alternative newspaper
Owner(s) E.W. Scripps Company
Founder(s) Ashley Capps, Rand Pearson, Ian Blackburn, and Margaret Weston
Founded 1991
Language English
Headquarters Knoxville, Tennessee
Sister newspapers Knoxville News Sentinel
Official website metropulse.com

Metro Pulse was a weekly newspaper in Knoxville, Tennessee.

It was founded in 1991 by Ashley Capps, Rand Pearson, Ian Blackburn, and Margaret Weston. Metro Pulse has been a member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies since 1993.

In 2007, Metro Pulse was sold to the media conglomerate E.W. Scripps Company, which also owns several other local media outlets, including Knoxville's daily newspaper, the Knoxville News Sentinel and the Shopper News in Halls.

Scripps ceased publication of the newspaper on October 15, 2014. The News Sentinel, Knoxville’s daily newspaper, also owned by Scripps, launched a free arts and entertainment supplement in its place.[1] Employees were told not to talk to the media or they would not receive severance.[2] In November 2014, a group of Knoxville journalists announced plans for Hard Knox Independent, a new alternative weekly to launch in January 2015 to fill the niche formerly occupied by Metro Pulse.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilner, Tamar (November 10, 2014). "Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway". Columbia Journalism Review. 
  2. ^ Knoxville's Metro Pulse newspaper shutting down, WBIR.com, October 15, 2014, retrieved October 15, 2014 
  3. ^ "Alternative to the Metro Pulse pulls closer to reality". WBIR-TV. 7 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "New independent newspaper seeks to fill void left behind by Metro Pulse closure". WATE-TV. 14 November 2014. 

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