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.

  • 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.

  • Winner of 236 industry awards in 2013!

    The winners of the 2013 WNPA (Washington Newspaper Publishers Association) contest were announced and Sound Publishing, Inc. secured 215 awards. 73 of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence! General Excellence 1st place: South Whidbey Record (Group II) and Whidbey Examiner (Group I) General Excellence 2nd place: Federal Way Mirror (Group IV) and Islands’ Sounder [...]

What's New

News and information from around Sound Publishing

  • Sound Publishing Acquires The Daily World in Aberdeen, WA

    Sound Publishing Inc., a Black Press subsidiary, has acquired, effective October 1, the three times per week Daily World, in Aberdeen, Washington, from Stephens Media. The details of the purchase were not disclosed. The transaction also includes the Montesano (WA) Vidette, the North Coast News (Ocean Shores, WA) and the South Beach Bulletin. All are [...]

  • Ortblad promoted to Market Development Administrator/Designer

    Sound is pleased to announce, effective June 30th, that Clare Ortblad has joined Sound Publishing’s national team as the Market Development Administrator/Designer after working as the Creative Artist for the Bainbridge Island Review for nearly a year. She developed a background in design and international relations at Rhode Island School of Design and University of [...]

  • Morgan promoted to National Account Manager

    Sound is pleased to announce, effective March 31st, Katie Morgan as National Account Manager for Sound Publishing Inc.’s National/Regional Sales Department. Katie will be replacing Larry Lark. Katie worked her way up at the Home Depot over 9 years, starting as a Marketing Artist covering 9 States with $4.5 billion annual sales, later transitioning to [...]