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.

  • 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.

What's New

News and information from around Sound Publishing

  • Ortblad promoted to Market Development Administrator/Designer

    Sound is pleased to announce, effective June 30th, that Clare Ortblad has joined Sound Publishing’s national team as the Market Development Administrator/Designer after working as the Creative Artist for the Bainbridge Island Review for nearly a year. She developed a background in design and international relations at Rhode Island School of Design and University of [...]

  • 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 [...]