Bainbridge Island Review

Bainbridge Island Review

Tucked into central Puget Sound, a half-hour by ferry from downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island has made its share of history, from 19th century shipbuilding at Port Madison, to 20th century lumber milling at Port Blakely, to the crucial role the island’s military installations served in winning the war in the Pacific during World War II. The Bainbridge Island Review has been there to cover it all, even making a little history of its own along the way as the only West Coast newspaper to defend the rights of Japanese-American citizens during the war. Today, the Review is committed to keeping 23,000 islanders – and, via the Internet, our many friends and family members abroad – up to date on the amazing little community around them. If it happens on Bainbridge Island, the Review has it covered.

Winner of 11 industry awards in 2015!

The Bainbridge Island Review received 22 awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, including eleven First Place awards.

In all, Sound Publishing took home 275 WNPA awards. Ninety-four of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence. Sound also scooped up nine Local Media Association awards.

At Sound, we remain dedicated to covering local stories that affect each of our communities. No other news source reports down to the neighborhood level like we do.


are female


family households


ages 25 to 54 years


have college


median household

Source: U.S. Census: 2016 American Community Survey (5-year)


Circulation Comparison

ZipZip NameNielsen Occupied HouseholdsBainbridge Island ReviewSound Publishing, Inc. CoverageKitsap Sun (Sun)Kitsap Sun Coverage (Sun)
Total9,746 2,13622%588 6%
98110Bainbridge Island9,746 1,998 21%588 6%
Sources: AAM / CAC Consolidated Media Report (Q2, 2018), U.S. Census: 2016 American Community Survey (5-year), 2017 Pulse Research readership survey

I love my ‘Review.’ Our community is very important to me. Reading the Bainbridge Review provides an overview of our entire community and makes you feel part of something special; it keeps me up-to-date on all the issues that make Bainbridge Island such a special place.”
– Kim McLaughlin, Broker/Realtor, Johansson/Clark Real Estate