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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  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

What's New

News and information from around Sound Publishing

  • 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 […]

  • National & Regional Sales Team Welcomes New Member

    Sound Publishing’s National & Regional sales team is excited to announce that this week Sara Dellinger has joined the team as a Regional Account Manager.  Sara has spent much of her career in events and media, spending 9 years at Disney and 5 at the Los Angeles Times.  In her tenure at the LA Times, she […]