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.

  • 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 236 industry awards in 2013!

    The winners of the 2013 WNPA (Washington Newspaper Publishers Association) contest were announced and Sound Publishing, Inc. secured 215 awards. 73 of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence! General Excellence 1st place: South Whidbey Record (Group II) and Whidbey Examiner (Group I) General Excellence 2nd place: Federal Way Mirror (Group IV) and Islands’ Sounder [...]

What's New

News and information from around Sound Publishing

  • Morgan promoted to National Account Manager

    Sound is pleased to announce, effective March 31st, Katie Morgan as National Account Manager for Sound Publishing Inc.’s National/Regional Sales Department. Katie will be replacing Larry Lark. Katie worked her way up at the Home Depot over 9 years, starting as a Marketing Artist covering 9 States with $4.5 billion annual sales, later transitioning to [...]

  • Gates named as new Controller

    Michael (Mike) Gates is Sound Publishing’s new Controller, President Gloria Fletcher announced today. Gates will be based at Sound’s Everett, WA printing facility. Gates is a CPA and comes to Sound with experience in all facets of financial and accounting management. He has been the Controller with Pioneer Cable Contractors in Everett since 2008 and [...]

  • Our biggest Black Friday week ever!

    Sound Publishing is gearing up for a busy Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, delivering 10 million holiday savings inserts to readers in the greater Puget Sound area. With 600 packed pallets covering our docks and more on the way, the staff at our regional press center in Everett is putting in over 2,100 hours to [...]