Renton Reporter

Renton Reporter

Founded in 1995, the Renton Reporter follows in the proud tradition of about two dozen community newspapers that have covered the community for more than 100 years. The first of those community voices was the Renton Sentinel, first published in November 1898 when the city was known for building bricks. The Renton Observer in 1910 called itself “The niftiest small-city paper published anywhere in the world,” while the Renton News Record in 1960 proclaimed the city’s heritage in the commercial airplane industry with its slogan, “The Voice of the Jet Transport Capital of the World.” Over time, those community newspapers disappeared or consolidated, eventually becoming the Daily Record Chronicle in 1979. Today, the Renton Reporter continues that tradition of community service with hyperlocal news and features in print and online. We still think we’re nifty and Renton, birthplace of the Boeing 707 and 737, is still the “Jet Capital of the World” as far as we’re concerned.

Winner of 13 industry awards in 2017!

The Renton Reporter won 13 awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

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.


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ages 25 to 54 years


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Circulation Comparison

ZipZip NameNielsen Occupied HouseholdsRenton ReporterSound Publishing, Inc. CoverageSeattle Times (Sun)Seattle Times Coverage (Sun)
Total59,099 24,44441%10,314 17%
98055Renton9,153 4,21046%1,39316%
98056Renton14,122 7,55354%2,31317%
98057Renton6,196 3,49957%1,35423%
Sources: AAM / CAC Consolidated Media Report (Q2, 2018), U.S. Census: 2016 American Community Survey (5-year), 2017 Pulse Research readership survey


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