Introducing Compass—news, insights and analysis of Knoxville government, politics and business delivered to you in a subscription-only newsletter and website launching in September 2018.

Knoxville is in a period of transformation. A new county mayor and sheriff are about to take office, and the Knox County school board is in flux. This fall, we will elect a new Tennessee governor and senator. Leadership changes are coming to the University of Tennessee, and in 2019 the City of Knoxville will elect a new mayor.

Day in and day out, Compass will guide you and let you know who’s doing what and why.

starter subscription

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Access the full website.
Get daily email briefs.
Receive in-depth special reports.
Join subscriber-only conversations.

Get the lay of the land!

$10/month

starter subscription

Monthly
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Access the full website.
Get daily email briefs.
Receive in-depth special reports.
Join subscriber-only conversations.

Get the lay of the land!

$10/month

A Good Deal

Biannual
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Access the full website.
Get daily email briefs.
Receive in-depth special reports.
Join subscriber-only conversations.

Plus two weeks free!

$55/six months

A Good Deal

Biannual
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Access the full website.
Get daily email briefs.
Receive in-depth special reports.
Join subscriber-only conversations.

Plus two weeks free!

$55/six months

Best Value

Annual
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Access the full website.
Get daily email briefs.
Receive in-depth special reports.
Join subscriber-only conversations.

Plus two months free!

$100/year

Best Value

Annual
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Access the full website.
Get daily email briefs.
Receive in-depth special reports.
Join subscriber-only conversations.

Plus two months free!

$100/year

If you would prefer to pay by check, contact us at info@compassknox.com.

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Guides who know the territory

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Compass is Scott Barker and Jesse Fox Mayshark, two long-time journalists with a love of Knoxville and deep knowledge of our community’s politics and personalities. Between the two, they have nearly 50 years of experience in journalism and government. Scott was a local government reporter and then the editorial page editor for the Knoxville News Sentinel. Jesse also worked as a reporter at the News-Sentinel, before serving as editor of Metro Pulse and working as a staff editor at The New York Times. For the past six and a half years, he has worked for Mayor Madeline Rogero as her Communications Director and a member of her cabinet.

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What your subscription includes

website access

A daily memo of significant events, new content each weekday, an expanded report every Thursday, and ongoing insights into local government, politics, education and business

weekday emails

Weekday summaries delivered directly to your email inbox and links to the latest reporting on compassknox.com

Plus, a civic events calendar

special reports

In-depth analysis of major issues facing Knoxville and Knox County, with an emphasis on detail and context.

social media

A subscribers-only Facebook group where you can comment on articles, ask questions of the writers, suggest story ideas and interact with others who share your passion for civic engagement.

website access

weekday emails

special reports

social media

A daily memo of significant events, new content each weekday, an expanded report every Thursday, and ongoing insights into local government, politics, education and business

Weekday summaries delivered directly to your email inbox and links to the latest reporting on compassknox.com

Plus, a civic events calendar

In-depth analysis of major issues facing Knoxville and Knox County, with an emphasis on detail and context

A subscribers-only Facebook group where you can comment on articles, ask questions of the writers, suggest story ideas and interact with others who share your passion for civic engagement

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What you won’t find

Opinion pieces. We give you the facts and context so you can make up your own mind.

National news. We focus on stories directly connected to East Tennessee.

Sports, weather and entertainment. Knoxville already has plenty of sources for those.

Advertisements. No auto-play videos or pop-up ads.

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New subscriber discount

Subscribe before the end of September at any level and receive an additional two weeks free.

Then, continue to receive our reports for $10 a month, $55 for six months or $100 annually.
Honor us with your confidence and we will repay you with journalism that matters.