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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Seattle Executives Association Officially Welcomes Michelle Lee

    On March 11, the Seattle Executives Association officially welcomed Michelle Lee as a new member. Michelle, who is a Regional Account Manager, was presented with a yellow badge at the association’s weekly luncheon and will act as an alternate contact for Sound Publishing. She is thrilled to have been accepted into the association and looks [...]