Peninsula Daily News

Peninsula Daily News

The Peninsula Daily News was first published in Port Angeles on April 10, 1916. It was called the Port Angeles Evening News when started by A.A. Smith and E.B. Webster, newspapermen whose blood may have been mixed with printer’s ink. The name was changed to The Daily News in 1972 and to Peninsula Daily News in 1987 to reflect its switch from afternoon to morning publication and its huge circulation area of mountains, beaches, valleys and historical sites from the “Victorian seaport” of Port Townsend on Puget Sound to the rocky Pacific coast at the Quileute Indian reservation in LaPush.
Today it is published mornings Sunday through Friday and is the only daily newspaper serving the 156-mile-long North Olympic Peninsula of Washington state.

Sound Earned 275 Industry Awards in 2017!

In all, Sound Publishing won 275 industry awards in 2017. Sound secured 261 awards from the 2017 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Better Newspaper Contest (including 94 first place winners and 6 for General Excellence), five Blethen Awards for Distinguished Journalism from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Awards and three Northwest Photo Awards from the Associated Press.


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 HouseholdsPeninsula Daily NewsSound Publishing CoverageSeattle Times (Sun)Seattle Times Coverage (Sun)
98305Beaver 174 42724% -
98320Brinnon 618 72 12%8213%
98325Chimacum 718 85 12% -
98326Clallam Bay 315 54 18% -
98331Forks2,307354 15%854%
98339Port Hadlock1,672197 12%17510%
98350La Push12131 26%--
98357Neah Bay487119 24%--
98358Nordland 437 57 13%33 8%
98362Port Angeles10,1213,500 35%5836%
98363Port Angeles5,8611,62728%203 3%
98365Port Ludlow2,358211 98%424 18%
98368Port Townsend7,6581,11915%85611%
98376Quilcene99592 9%--
98381Sekiu 657 27 4% -
Misc-447 ---
Preprints accepted Wed, Fri & Sun
Zone 1 is all of Jefferson County: 98368, 98320, 98325, 98339, 98376, 98358, 98365
Zone 2 is Sequim and Calrsborg: 98382, 98324
Zone 3 is Port Angeles East: 98362
Zone 4A is Port Angeles Central: 98362
Zone 4B is Port Angeles West: 98363, 98343
Zone 5 is the West End: 98331, 98357, 98305, 98350, 98326, 98381
Sources: AAM / CAC Consolidated Media Report (Q2, 2018)

The Peninsula Daily News has been our business partner for the better part of 55 years.Our advertising representative, Sue Roaf, and ad designer Keith Curtis are always available to help us with our advertising needs. Sue’s exceptional customer service — from ad creation, distribution, new ideas, coop advertising knowledge, communication and execution of our advertising plan — has been a main component to our success. Sue is always willing to go the extra mile for our company and always with a smile.

Over the past several years we have enjoyed steady increases in sales and customer count. We believe advertising with the Peninsula Daily News is a huge factor in our success over the past 55 years.
Mike Mudd
Merchandise manager and advertising director
Swain’s General Store, Port Angeles 

Green Editions

A selection of Peninsula Daily News printed newspapers and suplemental publications. Click a cover to view detail.