Bellevue Reporter

Bellevue Reporter

Bellevue’s first community newspaper was published in 1930 as the Bellevue American, and continued under that name until 1976 when it merged with the Eastside Journal and became the Journal American. The publication changed its flag again in 2005 when it became the Bellevue Reporter. Each week, the Reporter’s award-winning staff fans out to bring you the who, what, where, when, why and how of the fifth largest city in Washington state. From the high-tech world of Microsoft and Nintendo, to its nationally recognized school system, the city’s top-notch surburban lifestyle and amenities, and the shops and shopping of the Bellevue Collection and Neiman Marcus, the Bellevue Reporter has it all.

Winner of 2 Industry Awards in 2015!

The Bellevue Reporter won an award for Best Sports News Story and an advertising award for Promotion of Newspaper from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

In all, Sound Publishing took home 229 WNPA awards. Seventy-five 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.



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Circulation Comparison

Zip Zip Name Nielsen Occupied Households Bellevue Reporter Sound Publishing, Inc. Coverage Seattle Times (Sun) Seattle Times Coverage (Sun)
98004 Bellevue 15,437 7,879 51% 4,582 28.3%
98005 Bellevue 7,661 4,081 53.3% 1,942 23.7%
98006 Bellevue 13,735 10,572 77% 4,094 28.2%
98007 Bellevue 11,056 4,151 38% 1,973 16.6%
98008 Bellevue 9,148 7,553 82.6% 2,462 26%
98039 Medina 1,059 729 69% 405 34.9%
Misc. 77
Total 58,096 35,042 60.3% 14,641 25.2%
AAM / CAC Consolidated Media Report (Q3, 2017),  U.S. Census: 2014 American Community Survey (5-year), 2017 Pulse Research readership survey

Our ad in the Bellevue Reporter was one of the most successful aspects of our marketing campaign to increase our visibility. I know it works because people keep telling me they see my ad!
Dr. Wisanu Charoenkul
Lake Hills Orthodontics

Green Editions

A selection of Bellevue Reporter printed newspapers and suplemental publications. Click a cover to view detail.