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 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

  • Herald journalists share stories of covering Oso tragedy

    A year after the Oso landslide, journalists from The Daily Herald share their stories and reflect on the events of the last year.

  • Seattle Executives Association Officially Welcomes Michelle Lee

    On March 11, the Seattle Executives Association officially welcomed Michelle Lee as a new member. Michelle, who is a Regional Account Manager, was presented with a yellow badge at the association’s weekly luncheon and will act as an alternate contact for Sound Publishing. She is thrilled to have been accepted into the association and looks [...]

  • Seattle Weekly Welcomes New Publisher

    As of Monday Jan. 19, staff at Sound Publishing’s alternative weekly, Seattle Weekly, have warmly welcomed their new publisher, Bob Baranski.  Baranski is a media veteran with experience in print and digital publications, as well as television and radio. He most recently worked as the Vice President of Sales and Associate Publisher at the San [...]