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.

  • Winner of 240 industry awards in 2014!

    The winners of the 2014 WNPA (Washington Newspaper Publishers Association) Better Newspaper Contest were announced and Sound Publishing, Inc. secured 217 awards. Sixty-nine of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence! The Daily Herald (Everett) earned a C.B. Blethen Memorial Award for distinguished reporting, the 2014 Associated Press Ted Natt First Amendment Award as well as five […]

What's New

News and information from around Sound Publishing

  • Sound Publishing Names Digital Sales Director

    Sound Publishing is pleased to announce the hiring of a Digital Sales Director. Rudi Alcott, a nine-year Sound Publishing veteran and former publisher of the Federal Way Mirror, has accepted the new position effectively immediately. Alcott joins a new media team of two who partner with a six-person IT team to maintain the websites and […]

  • Sound Wins 320 WNPA Awards

    The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced its winners for the 2016 Washington Better Newspaper Contest and Sound Publishing won 320 awards! 118 Awards were for First Place. The results were announced at the awards dinner during WNPA’s 129th annual convention in Wenatchee, Washington. The annual contest recognizes excellence in editorial, advertising, photography, special sections, online […]

  • Seattle Weekly Wins Three SPJ Firsts and Best New Journalist Award

    Seattle Weekly took home four awards and a special recognition—Best New Journalist Award—during the Northwest Excellence in Journalism gala put on by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The Weekly was placed into a much larger “Non-Daily” pool for this year’s competition, which makes Seattle Weekly’s wins even more impressive as their submissions were up against the likes of Puget […]