Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter

The Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter newspaper was launched in 2007 to bring hometown news to these dynamic communities on the Seattle metropolitan area’s Eastside. Issaquah and Sammamish encompass both fast-growing suburbs and a rich historical past, and the Reporter is there to cover it all. An award-winning news staff reports on everything from nationally known live theater productions to a Northwest lifestyle unmatched in its outdoor activities. Highly acclaimed schools, the world headquarters of Costco and an ecologically significant salmon hatchery reflect a community with a rich mix of news and events, delivered every Friday to homes and businesses in the pages of the Reporter.

Winner of 2 industry awards in 2015!

The Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter won 2 awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, including awards for best special section cover and best sports news story.

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 Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter Sound Publishing, Inc. Coverage Seattle Times (Sun) Seattle Times Coverage (Sun)
98027 Issaquah 11,130 6,550 59% 2,760 25%
98029 Issaquah 10,392 5,243 50.5% 2,125 20%
98074 Sammamish 8,989 6,650 74% 2,191 24%
98075 Sammamish 7,269 5,702 78% 1,956 27%
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Total 37,780 24,193 64% 9,032 24%
Sources: CAC Consolidated Media Report (Q 1, 2016), Seattle Times 2015 AAM Audit (Sunday), U.S. Census: 2014 American Community Survey (5-year), 2015 Pulse Research readership survey


Placing weekly ads in the Issaquah Reporter has really helped to let people in the community know about our new store. We’ve maintained a weekly ad with a consistent look that has caused many customers come into our store and tell us they saw our ad in the paper.  Our representative has been very sensitive to the fact that our marketing budget is tight due to being a new business.  She’s helped us to take advantage of special editions and marketing dates so that our ads can be as effective as possible.  We hope to advertise in the Issaquah Reporter for many years to come!
Philip and Lisa Boynton
Gilman Village, Issaquah

Green Editions

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