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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  • 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.

  • 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 Wins Newspaper of the Year Award

    Sound Publishing is proud to announce that the Everett Daily Herald won the Newspaper of the Year (as a daily with 30,000+ circulation) award in Local Media Association’s 2014 Newspaper of the Year contest. Awards were given to newspapers that displayed top-notch editorial coverage, eye-catching graphic design and prominent advertising layouts, exemplifying creativity and innovation in […]

  • The Daily World Will Re-introduce Wed. Edition

    Starting on June 3, The Daily World in Aberdeen, Washington, will re-introduce a Wednesday edition in addition to its existing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday editions. “The Daily World is a 24/7 news organization digitally, but from day one of our involvement we heard loud and clear from readers and advertisers they were disappointed that their newspaper […]

  • Daily Herald Wins 1st Place Award for Marysville Pilchuck High School Coverage

    Sound Publishing is pleased to announce that the Daily Herald’s coverage of the Marysville Pilchuck High School tragedy received a national first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2014 Sigma Delta Chi Awards. The award, categorized under “Deadline Reporting” for a daily (circulation 1-50,000), recognized the fast, thorough and sensitive way Herald staff […]