Knoxville Mercury might be a phoenix; laid off editors make their own news outlet

image
Knoxville, Tenn. at night. Credit: Frank Kehren.

Want to see a shredded non-compete clause? Visit the Knoxville Mercury’s Facebook page. It’s a not-so-subtle message from former Metro Pulse editor Coury Turczyn, who turned down more than $20,000 in severance pay and towards the crowd in order to make a news publication to replace the now closed Metro Pulse.

The Kickstarter campaign to create the Knoxville Mercury is documented in an extensive article published last week by the Columbia Journalism Review.

The article describes the unique financial structure of the organization and many accomplished people being brought together to back the venture and structure of the new news organization.

Related Posts

Trending Now: Prison in America The Corridor is a documentary in progress about a charter high school inside a San Francisco jail. A crowdfunding campaign to finance the film has...
Stop crowdfunding the Greek bailout, start funding... One of the biggest story this week, in crowdfunding circles and international news in general was an Indiegogo campaign started by a British shoes...
3 tips for crowdfunding hyperlocal news A Deadmau5 show at O2 Academy, Brixton. Credit: Drew Ressler. Since it was founded five years ago the London-area Brixton Blog and Bugle has t...
Setrakian: Traditional media is often ‘aller... If you are a journalism geek then you were probably a little moody if you couldn’t make it to ONA14 in Chicago this year. Fortunately LOTS of resou...
Khari Johnson
Khari is founder and editor of Through the Cracks: Crowdfunding in Journalism. He also writes about bots and artificial intelligence for VentureBeat. He has built news startups in the U.S. and Europe for the last decade.

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Reply