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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  • 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.

  • 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

  • The Daily World Will Re-introduce Wed. Edition

    Starting on June 3, The Daily World in Aberdeen, Washington, will re-introduce a Wednesday edition in addition to its existing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday editions. “The Daily World is a 24/7 news organization digitally, but from day one of our involvement we heard loud and clear from readers and advertisers they were disappointed that their newspaper [...]

  • Daily Herald Wins 1st Place Award for Marysville Pilchuck High School Coverage

    Sound Publishing is pleased to announce that the Daily Herald’s coverage of the Marysville Pilchuck High School tragedy received a national first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2014 Sigma Delta Chi Awards. The award, categorized under “Deadline Reporting” for a daily (circulation 1-50,000), recognized the fast, thorough and sensitive way Herald staff [...]

  • Herald journalists share stories of covering Oso tragedy

    A year after the Oso landslide, journalists from The Daily Herald share their stories and reflect on the events of the last year.