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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  • Transportation

    Sound Publishing has a fleet of trucks to ensure on-time delivery of our clients’ printed products. The Everett plant’s transportation department carefully schedules deliveries to meet each client’s needs. We deliver customer orders throughout Washington.

  • Winner of 240 industry awards in 2014!

    The winners of the 2014 WNPA (Washington Newspaper Publishers Association) Better Newspaper Contest were announced and Sound Publishing, Inc. secured 217 awards. Sixty-nine of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence! The Daily Herald (Everett) earned a C.B. Blethen Memorial Award for distinguished reporting, the 2014 Associated Press Ted Natt First Amendment Award as well as five […]

  • 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

  • Sound Publishing Introduces New Publisher at the Federal Way Mirror

    Sound Publishing has hired former Federal Way Mirror editor Andy Hobbs as the new publisher beginning May 1, 2017. He takes over for Rudi Alcott, who was promoted to lead Sound Publishing’s digital sales team at the beginning of March. Hobbs graduated from journalism school at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, […]

  • Sound Publishing Names Digital Sales Director

    Sound Publishing is pleased to announce the hiring of a Digital Sales Director. Rudi Alcott, a nine-year Sound Publishing veteran and former publisher of the Federal Way Mirror, has accepted the new position effectively immediately. Alcott joins a new media team of two who partner with a six-person IT team to maintain the websites and […]

  • Sound Wins 320 WNPA Awards

    The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced its winners for the 2016 Washington Better Newspaper Contest and Sound Publishing won 320 awards! 118 Awards were for First Place. The results were announced at the awards dinner during WNPA’s 129th annual convention in Wenatchee, Washington. The annual contest recognizes excellence in editorial, advertising, photography, special sections, online […]