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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 […]

National Team Welcomes New Teammate

Sound Publishing’s national sales team is excited to announce that Michelle Lee will be joining the team as a Regional Account Manager on December 29, 2014. Similar to the evolving world of print and digital media, Michelle is well acquainted with adaptation having lived in many places throughout her life from California to Maryland to […]

Seattle Mariners Wins 2014 Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence

On Thursday Nov. 20, the Seattle Mariners received the 2014 Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence. The award recognized their “Refuse to Abuse” domestic violence prevention program, a state-wide initiative—in partnership with the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Sound Publishing and Craters of the Moon Marketing—to promote healthy relationships and take a public stand against […]

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 […]

Sound Publishing Acquires The Daily World in Aberdeen, WA

Sound Publishing Inc., a Black Press subsidiary, has acquired, effective October 1, the three times per week Daily World, in Aberdeen, Washington, from Stephens Media. The details of the purchase were not disclosed. The transaction also includes the Montesano (WA) Vidette, the North Coast News (Ocean Shores, WA) and the South Beach Bulletin (Westport, WA). […]

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 […]