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Sound Publishing Announces New Executive Editor

Sound Publishing announces the addition of Phillip O’Connor as the new Executive Editor of the Daily Herald. O’Connor is a 34-year journalism veteran. He joins Sound Publishing from Oklahoma City where he worked for the state’s largest news organization overseeing the breaking news, enterprise and investigation teams and serving as editor of a quarterly lifestyle […]

Black Press, LTD to Acquire the Juneau and Kenai Newspapers

David Black, chairman and owner of Black Press, LTD of Victoria, British Columbia announced today that it has agreed to acquire the daily newspapers in Juneau and Kenai, Alaska from New Media Investment Group. Simultaneously, Black announced that his company has agreed to the sale of the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal to New Media Investment […]

Sound Publishing Announces New Regional Publisher

Sound Publishing introduces Eric LaFontaine as the Regional Publisher of the Eastside News Group. Previously the publisher of the Columbia Basin Herald, Eric is also an active participant at WNPA events and respected within our industry. Well versed in reaching digital audiences, we look forward to his direction as we continue to focus on the growing communities […]

Redmond Reporter Adds Multi Media Sales Consultant

Sound Publishing is excited to announce that this week Cynthia Freese has joined the team as the Redmond Reporter’s Multi Media Sales Consultant.  A Washington native, Cynthia Freese was the Co- Founder of Evergreen Events Inc, which was dedicated to the enrichment of the games industry through innovative, high-quality conferences that were both informative as well […]

Sound Publishing Introduces New Publisher at the Federal Way Mirror

Sound Publishing has hired former Federal Way Mirror editor Andy Hobbs as the new publisher beginning May 1, 2017. He takes over for Rudi Alcott, who was promoted to lead Sound Publishing’s digital sales team at the beginning of March. Hobbs graduated from journalism school at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, […]

Sound Publishing Names Digital Sales Director

Sound Publishing is pleased to announce the hiring of a Digital Sales Director. Rudi Alcott, a nine-year Sound Publishing veteran and former publisher of the Federal Way Mirror, has accepted the new position effectively immediately. Alcott joins a new media team of two who partner with a six-person IT team to maintain the websites and […]

Sound Wins 320 WNPA Awards

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association announced its winners for the 2016 Washington Better Newspaper Contest and Sound Publishing won 320 awards! 118 Awards were for First Place. The results were announced at the awards dinner during WNPA’s 129th annual convention in Wenatchee, Washington. The annual contest recognizes excellence in editorial, advertising, photography, special sections, online […]

Seattle Weekly Wins Three SPJ Firsts and Best New Journalist Award

Seattle Weekly took home four awards and a special recognition—Best New Journalist Award—during the Northwest Excellence in Journalism gala put on by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The Weekly was placed into a much larger “Non-Daily” pool for this year’s competition, which makes Seattle Weekly’s wins even more impressive as their submissions were up against the likes of Puget […]

Leadership Changes in Kitsap & Olympic Peninsula

Congratulations are in order for a few of our esteemed colleagues at Sound Publishing, all of whom have been recently promoted to new leadership roles. Terry Ward, group publisher of the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette, and Forks Forum, has been promoted to Regional Publisher by Sound Publishing and will now oversee all of their Kitsap County […]