Welcome to Washington's largest community news organization


Founded in 1987, Sound Publishing, Inc. is the largest community news organization in Washington State. Today, more people read Sound Publishing community newspapers than traditional dailies in the markets we cover.

Our titles deliver relevant, local news that directly affects the lives of those who raise families and work in the 100+ communities we serve. Reader engagement is enhanced by our local newsrooms' dedication to our “digital first” philosophy.

Our printing, distribution, circulation, websites and readership studies are audited by the Certified Audit of Circulations (CAC) and Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) to provide an accurate picture of each publication’s market penetration and reach.

Sound Publishing delivers community.

Our Award-Winning Publications

A selection of our printed newspapers and supplemental publications. Click a cover to view detail.

What Sets Us Apart

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  • Smartphones, smart ads

    Our smartphone apps keep readers completely up-to-date on all the local news, sports, opinion and business information. New mobile-optimized ad units allow readers to interact with your ad in ways that make sense on their smartphone.

  • Community, delivered. In print, online.

    Our household distribution model has brought back the "paper carrier", teaching responsibility to young entrepreneurs in the communities they serve. Our route carriers deliver to the front door, not the driveway.

  • Reliability

    Our Everett plant is located on the Boeing Everett Plant power grid, which has the highest priority for power restoration. In the unlikely event of a power failure, our plant is fully backed up by two diesel generators capable of powering the entire facility.

What's New

News and information from around Sound Publishing

  • Edwin Pingul

    It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of Edwin Pingul, who worked for Sound Publishing for almost 10 years between 2000 and 2016, most recently as a Multimedia Advertising Consultant with the Issaquah Reporter. Ed was a charismatic and charming person, a loving husband and father, coach, proud BIF brother, and avid […]

  • Seattle Weekly Wins Three SPJ Firsts and Best New Journalist Award

    Seattle Weekly took home four awards and a special recognition—Best New Journalist Award—during the Northwest Excellence in Journalism gala put on by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The Weekly was placed into a much larger “Non-Daily” pool for this year’s competition, which makes Seattle Weekly’s wins even more impressive as their submissions were up against the likes of Puget […]

  • Leadership Changes in Kitsap & Olympic Peninsula

    Congratulations are in order for a few of our esteemed colleagues at Sound Publishing, all of whom have been recently promoted to new leadership roles. Terry Ward, group publisher of the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette, and Forks Forum, has been promoted to Regional Publisher by Sound Publishing and will now oversee all of their Kitsap County […]