North Kitsap Herald

North Kitsap Herald

The Herald was founded as the Kitsap County Herald in 1901 by Peter Iverson and his journalist wife, Josephine. Today, the Iversons’ newspaper is the North Kitsap Herald, and it’s just as indispensable a source of news and information for Poulsbo and the communities of North Kitsap as it was in its founders’ day. Now published each Friday, the Herald has a circulation of 12,700. The Herald also publishes, as well as special sections on various topics of local interest. The Herald is consistently honored for reporting, photography and page design, and its mission remains unchanged since 1901: To empower our readers and be a catalyst for change in the communities we serve.

Winner of 5 industry awards in 2014!

The North Kitsap Herald won 5 awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA), including Best Comprehensive Coverage, Best Short General Feature Story, Best Feature Page Design, and Special Events/Festivals Special Section!

In all, Sound Publishing took home 217 WNPA awards. Sixty-nine of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence!


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Circulation Comparison

Zip Zip Name Nielsen 2012 Estimated Households North Kitsap Herald Weekly Coverage Seattle Times (Sunday) Seattle Times Coverage (Sunday) Kitsap Sun (Sunday) Kitsap Sun (Sunday)
98340 Hansville 1092 575 52.70% 212 19.40% 216 19.80%
98342 Indianola 843 291 34.50% 122 14.50% 72 8.50%
98345 Keyport 442 120 27.10% 37 8.40%
98346 Kingston 4045 2316 57.30% 755 18.70% 671 16.60%
98370 Poulsbo 12395 8185 66.00% 1506 12.20% 2610 21.10%
98392 Suquamish 1354 863 63.70% 222 16.40% 166 12.30%
Insert Total 20171 12350 61.20% 2817 14.00% 3772 18.70%
Non Inserted Mail 22
Total Circulation 20171 12372 61.30% 2817 14.00% 3772 18.70%
Sources: Seattle Times 2011 ABC Audit (Sunday), Kitsap Sun 2011 ABC Audit, Sound Publishing Circulation by Zip Code April 2012.

Sound Publishing clearly values vibrant communities. Their focus on local stories that matter to the people who live here keeps readers informed about who we are, what we do and how with help, people can recover from mental illness. Plus Sound Publishing’s long time sponsorship of our annual charity event, the KMHS Golf Classic, is terrific.
We appreciate Sound Publishing’s commitment to partnering with us for the benefit of people living in our community.”
Joe Roszak
Kitsap Mental Health Services, Executive Director

Green Editions

A selection of North Kitsap Herald printed newspapers and suplemental publications. Click a cover to view detail.