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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Green Printing

    Sound Publishing, Inc., strives to be environmentally friendly. All printing waste is recycled and all ink waste is disposed of in accordance with Washington state regulations. In addition we use paper containing a minimum of 30 percent post-consumer waste and soy-based color inks for all of our printing projects.

What's New

News and information from around Sound Publishing

  • Seattle Weekly Scoops Up 5 SPJ Awards

    The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced the Region 10 alternative news weekly award winners for 2014 on October 10, and Seattle Weekly scooped up five awards! The five winners are: Nina Shapiro, “The GMO Apple the Industry Hates” — 3rd Place: D5 Environment and Science Reporting Kelton Sears, “In Search of the Mystics” — [...]

  • The Daily Herald Receives Prestigious News Awards

    Sound Publishing’s Everett-based newspaper the Daily Herald recently received prestigious awards from the Associated Press, Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association (PNNA) and Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG). Over the past month, the Daily Herald won the 2014 Associated Press Ted Natt First Amendment Award as well as a C.B. Blethen Memorial award for distinguished reporting.  [...]

  • Sound Publishing Wins 217 Awards in WNPA Better Newspaper Contest

    The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced its winners for the 2014 Washington Better Newspaper Contest and Sound Publishing won 217 awards! The results were announced Oct. 3, 2014 at the awards dinner during WNPA’s 127th annual convention at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan. The annual contest recognizes excellence in editorial, advertising, photography, special sections, online work [...]