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.

  • 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.

What's New

News and information from around Sound Publishing

  • Black Press, LTD to Acquire the Juneau and Kenai Newspapers

    David Black, chairman and owner of Black Press, LTD of Victoria, British Columbia announced today that it has agreed to acquire the daily newspapers in Juneau and Kenai, Alaska from New Media Investment Group. Simultaneously, Black announced that his company has agreed to the sale of the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal to New Media Investment […]

  • Sound Publishing Acquires Pacific County Press

    Sound Publishing, owner of The Daily World and six other publications that make up the Grays Harbor Newspaper Group, has purchased the Pacific County Press, a weekly newspaper based in South Bend. The sale was announced Thursday. The Press primarily covers the northern portion of Pacific County but coverage extends into the Pe Ell area of Lewis County and the […]

  • Sound Publishing Announces New Regional Publisher

    Sound Publishing introduces Eric LaFontaine as the Regional Publisher of the Eastside News Group. Previously the publisher of the Columbia Basin Herald, Eric is also an active participant at WNPA events and respected within our industry. Well versed in reaching digital audiences, we look forward to his direction as we continue to focus on the growing communities […]