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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  • 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 [...]

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 [...]