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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

What's New

News and information from around Sound Publishing

  • Sound Wins 9 LMA Awards

      Congratulations to our winners of this year’s LMA Advertising & Promotions Contest! In all, Sound Publishing won 9 awards this year. The awards are: Best Advertising Sales Promotional Materials 3rd Place – Class A (non daily) Sound Publishing, Inc Sound Publishing Media Kit + Map   Best Advertising Sales Promotional Materials 2nd Place – […]

  • Howard Schonberger

    It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of long-time Journal of the San Juans columnist and sales representative Howard Schonberger. Howard devoted many years of his life to working in the newspaper industry – including working under Sound Publishing for nearly 30 years – and became the heart and soul of […]

  • Sound Wins 229 WNPA Awards

    The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced its winners for the 2015 Washington Better Newspaper Contest and Sound Publishing won 229 awards! The results were announced last week at the awards dinner during WNPA’s 128th annual convention in Everett, WA. The annual contest recognizes excellence in editorial, advertising, photography, special sections, online work and service to […]