Introduction to Washington DC News Media.
Washington is a US state that is located in the Pacific northwest part of the country. Named after first US president George Washington, the state was earlier a part of the Washington Territory. In 1846, the region was ceded by the British Empire under the Oregon Treaty to settle the Oregon boundary dispute.
In the west, Washington is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, while states like Oregon and Idaho, and British Columbia of Canada share a border of land with Washington. In 1889, Washington was admitted to the United States as its 42nd state. The capital of Washington is Olympia, while Seattle is its largest city. Important thing to note here is that Washington state is different from Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.
History of Washington Newspapers
Washington’s first newspaper was published with “The Ramage Press” that originated in Boston. A printer from Hawaii had bought the press but never used it. The machine was then sent to California, which forwarded it to Monterey. From Monterey, the machine travelled to Sonoma only to return for the publication of California’s first newspaper titled the “Californian”, on August 15, 1846.
The newspaper and the press both moved to Yerba Buena. The further editions of Californian were published there before the machine came to Sacramento City. There, The Ramage Press published the “Placer Times” in 1849. After that, the press moved to San Francisco, Stockton, Sonora, Oregon and finally to Washington for its first paper.
The Columbian was the first newspaper of Washington as it appeared on September 11, 1852, for the first time. Washington’s second newspaper was the “Puget Sound Courier”. It started publishing in Steilacoom on May 19, 1855, followed by The Puget Sound Express, which was launched by Charles Prosch in the same town on March 12, 1858.
Washington newspapers and websites’ list
Here below we present you a list of some of the most prominent newspapers and websites operating in Washington. With this list of prominent Washington newspapers and other publications, we have tried to explain the origin, operations, status and relevance of these Washington based mediahouses.
The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper based in Seattle in Washington. The first issue of the newspaper was published in 1891. The Seattle Times is under Blethen family since 1896 when Alden J. Blethen bought it.
Published in the broadsheet format, it was originally known as Seattle Press-Times. The four-page newspaper had a daily circulation of 3500. It is the largest circulated newspaper in the state of Washington and Pacific Northwest region. Walla Walla and Yakima are its sister publications. The Seattle Times also has a news website.
The Washington Times
The Washington Times is a daily newspaper based in Washington, D.C. Besides focusing on national politics, it also covers news related to the general interest. Its daily edition is published in the broadsheet format and is circulated across the District of Columbia and in parts of Maryland and Virginia. The Washington Times also publishes a weekly tabloid edition for national readers.
Origin And History
The first issue of The Washington Times was published on May 17, 1982. The newspaper was established by Unification movement leader Sun Myung Moon. Until 2010, It was owned by News World Communications founded by Moon. At present, Operations Holdings, which is also a part of the Unification movement owns the newspaper. The first editor and publisher of The Washington Times was James R. Whelan. Initially, the majority of its staff came from The Washington Star that was founded a year before The Washington Times was established.
“The Washington Times has gained a reputation for hard-hitting investigative reporting and thorough coverage of politics and policy,” it boasts on its Facebook page. The Washington Times has a conservative political stance. It has so far supported only Republican presidents like Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump. The newspaper has also triggered controversies by carrying columns that dismisses climate change and ozone depletion. It even published racist article and conspiracy theories about former U.S. President Barack Obama.
Digital Media Presence
The Washington Times also has a news website with sections such as news, policy, commentary, sports, special reports, podcasts and many more. It is even available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Washington Examiner is a magazine based in Washington, D.C. that is published once a week. The roots of its origin go back to 2005 when it was a tabloid-sized daily newspaper. The daily was shut down on June 14, 2013, and since then, the company switched to publishing a weekly magazine. Owned by Clarity Media Group’s subsidiary MediaDC, it has a conservative approach. It is said to have hired most of its staff from The Washington Times.
Origin And History
Washington Examiner was formed with the merger of suburban newspapers, namely, Montgomery Journal, Prince George’s Journal, and Northern Virginia Journal. Known as the Journal Newspapers, they were circulated in the suburbs of Washington. In 2004, the parent company, Journal Newspapers Inc was acquired by Philip Anschutz.
On February 1, 2005, it was renamed to Washington Examiner. The format and logo of Washington Examiner were similar to another newspaper San Francisco Examiner, owned by Anschutz.
Digital Media Presence
Washington Examiner also has a news portal. For the convenience of its readers, the website has segregated its news stories into different sections such as policy, politics, business, opinion, videos and magazine among others. Washington Examiner is present on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Komo News is a news website of KOMO-TV. The ABC-affiliated television station is licensed to Seattle, a city in the Washington State of the U.S. Owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, its transmitter is in the Queen Anne neighborhood, Seattle. The company also owns radio stations -KOMO, KVI and KPLZ-FM.
Origin And History
Established in June 1953, KOMO-TV began operations on December 10 in the same year. Initially, it was an NBC affiliate. After KING-TV took the affiliation of NBC completely on September 27, 1959, KOMO-TV was exclusively affiliated to ABC. The TV channel had to shut down its analog signal on June 12, 2009 after the order to shift to digital television. KOMO-TV was among the four television stations that first launched DTV signals in 2009. At present, it is Seattle–Tacoma area’s fourth oldest TV station.
Digital Media Presence
Komo News caters to the interest of its readers via different sections such as local, business, sports, offbeat, videos and tech among others. It is also available on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer is a defunct newspaper and a website headquartered in Seattle of Washington. Seattle Post-Intelligencer is also known as the Post-Intelligencer, P-I or Seattle P-I. Its origin goes back to December 10, 1863, when it was established as a weekly by J.R. Watson named Seattle Gazette. The newspaper got its current name in 1881 after the merger of two newspapers- Intelligencer and Seattle Post. Seattle Post-Intelligencer shut down its print operations and became available online from March 18, 2009.
K5 is a news website of KING-TV, a television station based in Seattle, a city in the Washington state of the U.S. Owned by Tegan Inc., it is an NBC-affiliated television station with transmitter located in Queen Anne neighborhood. KING-TV was originally a CBS affiliate and had secondary affiliations with ABC, NBC and DuMont.
Origin And History
KING-TV first went on air on November 25, 1948, as KRSC-TV. Back then, it was the first TV station in the Pacific Northwest. Owned by Radio Sales Corporation of Palmer K. Leberman, the channel’s first broadcast was a Thanksgiving Day high school football game. It is said that though the telecast had a lot of technical glitches, viewers still enjoyed it. After eight months of its broadcast, KRSC-TV along with KRSC-FM was acquired by Dorothy Bullitt, a local businesswoman. She changed the name of the channel to KING-TV. In 1953, three TV stations were launched in Seattle–Tacoma area, taking away the monopoly from KING-TV. On July 1, 1954, it became the first TV station in the northwest to broadcast in colour.
KING TV is also one of the five Seattle-based stations that is available in Canada. K5 is available on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
The Stranger is Seattle based alternative biweekly newspaper. Established by Tim Keck in July 1991, its first issue appeared on September 23, 1991. Published in the tabloid format, it is owned by Index Newspapers, LLC. The Seattle Weekly is its rival newspaper. In 1993, The Stranger shifted its office to Capitol Hill. However, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the newspaper shut down its operations on March 13, 2020.
The Spokesman-Review is a daily newspaper published in Spokane city of Washington. It is the only remaining daily newspaper of Spokane. The readership base of Spokesman-Review is in eastern Washington and northern Idaho.
Origin And History
The newspaper was formed in 1893 from the merger of Spokane Falls Review and Spokesman. It got its current name on June 29, 1894. Later, it also included its sister publication Spokane Daily Chronicle. Owned by Cowles Company, The Spokesman-Review is one of the few family-owned newspapers in the United States. The company also owns The KHQ Television Group.
Digital Media Presence
Earlier, The Spokesman-Review published three editions- metro edition for Spokane and remote areas, Spokane Valley edition and Idaho edition for northern Idaho. The Spokesman-Review also has a news website. It is available on Facebook and Twitter.
Roll Call is a periodical newspaper based in Washington, D.C., United States. The first issue of the newspaper appeared on June 16, 1955. It was founded by Sid Yudain, who was the press secretary to Congressman Al Morano. The inaugural issue of Roll Call published a congratulatory letter by Richard Nixon, then Vice President of the United States on the front page.
In 1986, the newspaper was sold to Arthur Levitt, however, Yudain continued to contribute as a columnist at Roll Call. In 1993, it was acquired by The Economist Group. In 2009, CQ and Roll Call merged and later in July 2018, FiscalNote acquired it. Roll Call also has a website with sections such as policy, politics and podcasts among others.
The News Tribune
The News Tribune is a newspaper published in Tacoma city of Washington in the United States. The News Tribune serves Pierce County. It is the second-largest newspaper in Washington. Published on a daily basis, it is currently owned by The McClatchy Company.
Its origin can be traced back to 1880 when R.F. Radebaugh founded a weekly newspaper, Tacoma Ledger. In 1881, another weekly newspaper The News was established by H.C. Patrick. Frank S. and Elbert H. Baker purchased The News and the Tacoma Ledger in 1918. Tacoma Tribune, another newspaper founded by Radebaugh in 1907 was also acquired. The three papers merged together to form Tacoma News Tribune and Ledger. In 1979, the newspaper was renamed Tacoma News Tribune.
Digital Media Presence
The News Tribune also has a website with sections like business, news, sports and local among others. It is even present on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The Everett Herald
The Everett Herald is a newspaper published on a daily basis in Everett city of Washington in the United States. Serving Everett and Snohomish County, it is owned by Sound Publishing, Inc.
Origin And History
The first issue of The Everett Daily Herald appeared on January 5, 1901. Initially, it was owned by Sam A. Perkins. Later, the publisher of The Herald, James B. Best acquired the newspaper in 1905 and his family operated it for 75 years. In 1984, Larry Hanson became the publisher of the daily. During his tenure, the newspaper became a morning publication. Until 1991, it was an afternoon newspaper.
The news website of The Everett Herald was launched in 1997. For the convenience of its readers, the portal has sections like business, sports, life, real estate and market among others.
The Columbian is a newspaper based in Vancouver, Washington. The first issue of the newspaper was published on October 10, 1890. Back then, it was a weekly publication. From 1890-1900, it was a four-page publication aimed to counterweight The Independent, a local Republican newspaper.
The Columbian became a weekday newspaper on October 19, 1908. Herbert Campbell acquired the newspaper in 1921. In July 2000, The Columbian became a morning publication. Earlier, it appeared in the afternoon. The Columbian is a newspaper of record for Vancouver and Washougal.
Digital Media Presence
The Columbian also has a news website with categories like sports, business, life, opinion, jobs and many more. It is available on all major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. The Columbian even offers mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.
KREM2 is a CBS-affiliated television station. It is licensed to Spokane city in Washington state. KREM went on air on October 29, 1954, at 6:30 p.m. After the inaugural show, it broadcast a 1933 movie The Private Life of Henry VIII. Initially, it was ABC and DuMont Network affiliate. KREM2 owned by Tegna Inc., also has a news website with sections like weather, sports, politics, entertainment and health among others. It is present on Facebook and Twitter.
Kitsap Sun is a daily newspaper based in Bremerton, Washington. It covers Kitsap, Jefferson, and Mason counties. Owned by Gannett, the first issue of the newspaper appeared on July 15, 1935, as The Bremerton Sun. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format. The University of Washington Library has copies of Kitsap Sun since it was founded. It also has a news website. Kitsap Sun is available on Facebook and Twitter as well.
The Bellingham Herald
The Bellingham Herald, founded on March 10, 1890, is a daily newspaper. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, it was originally known as The Fairhaven Herald and was published thrice a week. The newspaper changed its name after Bellingham city was incorporated in 1903. It is the largest newspaper in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Herald is owned by The McClatchy Company. It also has a website with sections such as sports, politics, business, entertainment among others. It has mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.
The Olympian is a daily newspaper published in the broadsheet format in Olympia city of Washington. Its origin goes back to 1860 when it was published as The Washington Standard, a weekly newspaper. In February 1889, it was renamed to The Daily Olympian and started publishing daily. In 1928, it merged with The Daily Recorder. In 1982, the newspaper was renamed to The Olympian. Currently, it is owned by The McClatchy Company. The Olympian also has a website. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Washington City Paper
Washington City Paper is an alternative weekly newspaper headquartered in Washington, D.C. Published on Thursdays, the newspaper was founded by Russ Smith and Alan Hirsch in January 1981. Initially, in 1982, it was known as City Paper. Washington City Paper also has a news portal with sections like food, arts, sports and many more. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Crosscut is an online newspaper headquartered in Seattle of Washington. It describes itself as a “Pacific Northwest’s independent, reader-supported, nonprofit news site”. It usually publishes news analysis. The portal was established by David Brewster in 2007. Crosscut has multiple sections such as culture, politics, environment, opinion and equity among others.
Wenatchee World is a daily newspaper established on July 3, 1905. It serves Chelan, Douglas and other North Central Washington counties. Owned by Wick Communications since 2018, it is published in the broadsheet format. The newspaper was founded by businessmen C.A. Briggs and Nat Ament. Wenatchee World was acquired by twin brothers Rufus and Ralph Woods. It also has a website.
Tri-City Herald is a newspaper published in Kennewick, Washington on a daily basis. Seving Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, known as the Tri-Cities, it is owned by The McClatchy Company since 1979. The origin of Tri-City Herald can be traced back to 1918 as Pasco Herald. In 1947, it was purchased by Glenn C. Lee and Robert Philip. It became a morning publication from an afternoon newspaper in 1984. Tri-City Herald also has a website, social media accounts and mobile news application.
Yakima Herald-Republic is a daily newspaper based in Yakima, a city in the U.S. state of Washington. It is circulated across northwest Benton County, Yakima, Kittitas and Klickitat counties. Its origin goes back to 1889 when it was first published as The Herald. Published in the broadsheet format, it is currently owned by The Seattle Times Company. Yakima Herald-Republic also has a news website with categories like entertainment, science and sports among others.
Lewiston Morning Tribune
Lewiston Morning Tribune is a daily newspaper founded by Eugene L. Alford and Albert H. Alford. Headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, the first issue was published in 1892. It serves southeastern Washington, southern portion of the Inland Empire and north central Idaho. Lewiston Morning Tribune launched its electronic edition in September 1995. It began as a four-page weekly and went on to become bi-weekly in 1895. Lewiston Morning Tribune also has a news website. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Washington Blade is a LGBTQ newspaper based in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is ofeten called America’s gay newspaper of record as it carried local, national and international LGBTQ news. Established in October 1969, Window Media LLC purchased it in 2001. It is a weekly newspaper published on Fridays. Washington Blade also has a website with sections such as politics, local, national, world and many more.
Columbia Basin Herald
Columbia Basin Herald is a daily newspaper published in English language in Central Washington. It is based in Moses Lake and serves Quincy, Warden, Soap Lake, Ephrata, Coulee City, Ritzville, Othello, Lind and Crescent Bar. Published from Monday to Friday, it is owned by Hagadone Newspapers. Columbia Basin Herald also has a news website with categories like sports, entertainment, opinion among others. It is available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube as well.
YakTriNews is a news website of KAPP TV- KVEW, headquartered in Kennewick. KAPP TV, an ABC Network affiliate started broadcasting on September 21, 1970. After a month, KVEW went on air. Both the stations are owned by Apple Valley Broadcasting, a subsidiary of the Evening Telegram Company of Superior Wisconsin. YakTriNews has categories like money, education, national & world news among others. It is also available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
El Tiempo Latino
El Tiempo Latino is a weekly newspaper published in the Spanish language. Based in Washington, D.C., it is published in the broadsheet format. Established in 1991, the newspaper appears every Friday. In 2004, it got purchased by The Washington Post Company. Later, in 2016, El Tiempo Latino was acquired by a Venezuelan-American businessman Javier Marin. El Tiempo Latino also has a news website. It has accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram alongside a YouTube channel.
Pacific Northwest Inlander
Inlander, which is officially known as The Pacific Northwest Inlander, is a weekly newspaper circulated free of cost. Based in Spokane, it has circulation across Inland Northwest. It appears every Thursday in print and online. The newspaper was established by Ted S. McGregor, Jr. and J. Jeremy McGregor in 1993. Inlander also has a news portal with categories like culture, food, music and films among others.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin is a daily newspaper published in Walla Walla, Washington. It is owned by The Seattle Times Company since 1971. Published in the broadsheet format, the newspaper appears from Sunday to Friday. Its origin traces back to 1869 when Walla Walla Union was established as a weekly newspaper. Walla Walla Union-Bulletin also has a news website with sections such as news, sports, opinion and obituaries among others.
Skagit Valley Herald
Skagit Valley Herald, owned by Adams Publishing Group, is a daily newspaper published in Skagit County, Washington. The first issue of the newspaper appeared on March 4, 1884, as The Skagit News. Back then, it was a weekly newspaper. It was renamed Mount Vernon Herald in 1913. The newspaper got its current name in 1956. Skagit Valley Herald also has a news website. It has accounts on Facebook and Twitter besides a YouTube channel.
The Daily of the University of Washington is a student newspaper of the University of Washington in Seattle, where it is simply known as The Daily. It is managed by the Board of Student Publications. The first issue of the newspaper appeared in September 1891 as The Pacific Wave. After being renamed a couple of time, it got its current name in 1976. The Daily of the University of Washington also has a news portal.
Lynnwood Today is a news website established in 2010 by Mike Murphy. Based in Lynwood, the portal was acquired by current publisher Teresa Wippel in 2013. Lynnwood Today has categories like restaurants, home & real estate, health & fitness, events and many more. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The Herald-Times Online
The Herald-Times is an English language daily newspaper. It serves Bloomington, Indiana and adjoining areas. The newspaper was acquired by GateHouse Media in 2019, which later merged with Gannett the same year. The portal, Herald-Times Online, has categories like news, sports, life, entertainment and weather among others. It is also available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Chronicle, which was earlier known as the Daily Chronicle, is a tri-weekly newspaper based in Centralia in Washington. Owned by CT Publishing, its first issue appeared in July 1889 as The Weekly Chronicle. The newspaper was founded by Thomas Scammons and J. E. Whinnery. The Chronicle also has a website.
The Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Moscow-Pullman Daily News is a newspaper covering the northwestern United States. Published on a daily basis, it serves Moscow and Pullman in Washington state of the U.S. It was established on September 28, 1911. Owned by TPC Publishing / Butch Alford, Moscow-Pullman Daily News also has a news portal. It is available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Daily Journal of Commerce
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce is an English language newspaper published in Seattle, Washington. It is published six days a week except for Sunday. Established in 1895, it covers construction, real estate, business, legal news and many more subjects. Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce also has a website. It is present on Facebook and Twitter.
Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula Daily News is a daily newspaper published from Sunday to Friday in Port Angeles. It serves northern Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington. Separate editions are published for Clallam County and Jefferson County. The newspaper was established in 1916 as Port Angeles Evening News. It also has a news website.
The Daily News
The Daily News is a broadsheet newspaper owned by Lee Enterprises since 2002. It serves Longview and Kelso and Cowlitz County of Washington. The Daily News was founded by Robert A. Long on January 26, 1923. It also has a news portal with sections like sports, entertainment and lifestyle among others.
Seattle Weekly is a defunct alternative bi-weekly newspaper and a website based in Seattle. Established on March 31, 1976 by Darrell Oldham and David Brewster, it was known as The Weekly. Its last edition was issued on February 27, 2019 and after two days, Seattle Weekly launched its web version. The portal has categories like news & comment, opinion, arts & culture and marketplace among others.
The Journal of the San Juan Islands
Journal of the San Juan Islands is a weekly newspaper headquartered in Friday Harbor in the state of Washington. Published on Wednesdays, it is owned by Sound Publishing. The first issue was published on September 13, 1906 by Oscar G. Wall. Journal of the San Juan Islands also has a news portal.
My Edmonds News
My Edmonds News is a news portal founded in October 2009. The website has sections such as health & fitness, weather, restaurants and many more. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
San Juan Islander
San Juan Islander is a news website launched around 1999. It has sections such as obituaries, opinion and sports among others. There was also a weekly newspaper of the same name. Founded in 1891, it was published every Thursday. The newspaper covered the San Juan Islands community in Friday Harbor. However, the two aren’t connected in any way.
The Daily Evergreen is a student newspaper for Washington State University. The first issue of the newspaper was published in March 1895. Back then, it was a 12-page broadsheet newspaper. The Daily Evergreen also has a website. It is present on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Kirkland Reporter is a newspaper based in Kirkland city of Washington. Earlier known as Kirkland Courier, the newspaper has been operational since 1978. It also has a news website with categories like sports, life, business, opinion and obituaries among others. It is available on Facebook and Twitter as well.
Clark County Today
Clark County Today is a news portal based in Clark County of Washington state in the U.S. It has categories like local, news, opinion, sports, business, health and communities among others. Clark County Today also has accounts on Facebook and Twitter besides a YouTube channel.
The Daily World
The Daily World is a daily newspaper based in Aberdeen city of Washington. Its first issue was published on July 31, 1889 as Aberdeen Weekly Bulletin. Owned by Black Press, it is published in the broadsheet format. The Daily World serves Grays Harbor County and northern Pacific County. It has a news website along with accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
Bellevue Reporter is a weekly newspaper that serves over “40,000 homes and businesses in Bellevue”, according to its website. The Friday paper also publishes an arts and entertainment magazine titled The Scene on the last Friday of every month.
The Catholic Standard is a community newspaper that serves the Washington’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese. The first issue of the weekly newspaper was published in 1951. Father Philip Hannan was the founding editor of The Catholic Standard.
The Washington Informer
The Washington Informer is a Washington-based newspaper known for covering female-related issues. The weekly newspaper serves the African-American population of the state. In 1964, Calvin W. Rolark had established the paper, which is now owned by his son Denise Rolark Barnes.
The Daily Record is an Ellensburg-based newspaper of Washington. While the afternoon editions of the newspapers come from Monday to Friday, a weekend edition is published and circulated on Saturday mornings. According to Echo Media, The Daily Record had an estimated circulation of 6,000 copies in 2010.
The Islands’ Sounder
The Islands’ Sounder is an Eastsound-based newspaper of Washington. Al and Nickee Magnuson published the first issue of the newspaper as The Orcas Sounder in 1964. Colleen Smith Armstrong acts as the editor The Islands’ Sounder (2021).
Kitsap Daily News
Kitsap Daily News is the official website of the Kitsap News Group, which is owned by the Black Press’ Sound Publishing. News, Sports, Life, Business and Opinion are among its sections and the readers can read all of its newspapers online.
Bremerton Patriot is a sister publication of The Kitsap Daily News of Kingston in Washington. The newspaper primarily serves Bremerton city of the Kitsap County. The Black Press’ Sound Publishing owns the Bremerton Patriot.
Central Kitsap Reporter
The Central Kitsap Reporter is a newspaper for the coverage of the Central Kitsap County of Washington. One can pay a subscription fee to access The Central Kitsap Reporter online. News, Sports, Life, Business and Opinion are some of the sections of its website.
Kingston Community News
The Kingston Community News is a monthly newspaper that primarily serves Kingston along with Eglon, Indianola, Hansville, Little Boston and Port Gamble. News, Sports, Life, Business and Opinion are among the sections of The Kingston Community News’ website.
North Kitsap Herald is a Poulsbo-based newspaper of Washington. The Friday paper is published by the Black Press’ Sound Publishing Inc. Peter Iverson is the man credited for the establishment of North Kitsap Herald in 1901.
North Kitsap Herald
North Kitsap Herald is a weekly newspaper owned by The Black Press’ Sound Publishing. On its official Facebook page, North Kitsap Herald calls itself “the Voice of North Kitsap since 1901”. Initially, it was known as Kitsap County Herald.
Port Orchard Independent
The Port Orchard Independent is a Washington-based newspaper that covers all news related to Port Orchard and southern Kitsap County. Sound Publishing, a subsidiary of Black Press, owns the weekly newspaper. According to Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the newspaper has a weekly circulation of about 18,000 copies.
Mukilteo Beacon is a Mukilteo-based newspaper and website that features news in sections like Opinion, Schools, Sports, A & E and Obits & Milestones among others. The newspaper was launched by Beacon Publishing in 1986.
The Redmond Reporter is a community newspaper that is distributed for free “to more than 25,000 residents every Friday” according to its website. The weekly newspaper was launched by publisher Denis Law as a monthly publication in 2001.
Journal of Business
The Spokane Journal of Business is a financial newspaper with its base in Eastern Washington. Established in February 1986, the paper also serves Northern Idaho and Coeur d’Alene. In the About Us section, The Spokane Journal of Business claims to have an audited circulation of about 14,000 copies.
The Chinook Observer is a Washington-based newspaper that publishes on a weekly basis and covers all news related to the Long Beach Peninsula. In 1900, George Hibbert and Frank Gaither had launched the newspaper in Chinook.
The Auburn Reporter is a South King County community newspaper that publishes on a daily basis on the web and on a weekly basis in print across Washington. News, Sports, Life, Business and Opinion are among the sections of its website.
The Spectator is a college newspaper published by the students of the Seattle University. The first issue of the paper was published in 1933. News, A & E Sports, Opinion, Features and Columns are among the sections of its website that also features a podcast.
Northwest Asian Weekly
The Northwest Asian Weekly is a Seattle-based newspaper that serves the Asian American community of Washington. The weekly newspaper is circulated for free since its establishment in 1982. Assunta Ng was the founder of the newspaper, which was originally known as Seattle Chinese Post.
MLT News is a news portal with its base in Mountlake Terrace of the Washington state. Covid-19, Eat / Play / Live, Events, Health & Fitness, Home & Real Estate, Obituaries, Restaurants, Sound Silver Living and Weather are among the sections of the website.
My Clallam County
My Clallam County is a news website based in Washington. It is part of Radio Pacific and KONP, which has over 75 years of history in the state. News, Weather, Stations, Travel, Community and Marketing are among the sections of the My Clallam County website.
Real Change News
Real Change is a Seattle-based paper that calls itself a “progressive street newspaper” because of the fact that many homeless self-employed vendors sells the newspaper in the city. In 2005, the newspaper started coming on a weekly basis. According to Seattle Times, Real Change operates on an annual budget of 950,000 dollars.
Whidbey News-Times is an Oak Harbor-based newspaper that publishes on a twice-weekly basis in Washington. Owned by the Black Press’ Sound Publishing Inc, Whidbey News-Times has its prime focus on Whidbey Island. Formerly, it was known as Whidbey Examiner.
The Washington Daily News
The Washington Daily News is a Washington-based newspaper that also serves North Carolina and Beaufort County. The daily was started in 1909. In 1990, The Washington Daily News was bestowed with the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for reporting about contamination in the city’s water.
Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Mirror is a Washington based newspaper and website that features news in sections like Sports, Life, Business and Opinion among others. The print edition of the newspaper can be accessed on the Federal Way Mirror website.
The Suburban Times
The Suburban Times is a news website with its base in southwest Pierce County of the US state of Washington. The first issue of the newspaper was published in 2005. One can read the online newspaper on the website and opt for its email subscription as well.
Kent Reporter is a Washington-based newspaper that “covers the city’s geographic area of 29 square miles,” according to its About Us section. Andy Hobbs is the Editorial Director of Kent Reporter, which also has a website with news sections like Sports, Life, Business and Opinion among others.
North American Post
The North American Post is a Seattle-based Japanese language newspaper of Washington. The first issue of the newspaper was published in 1902. Tomio Moriguchi is the owner of The North American Post.
The Leader is a newspaper based in Port Townsend of Washington. W.L. Jones founded the newspaper under the title of Morning Leader on October 2, 1889. Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Calendar, Opinion, Obituaries, Classifieds and Special Sections are among the sections of news on The Leader’s website.
The Gonzaga Bulletin is a college newspaper published on a weekly basis by the students of Gonzaga University. It has an average weekly circulation of 3,000 copies. As many as 14 students work as page editors for one semester for the paper.
Most of the long-established newspapers of the US state of Washington are based in Seattle. The rise of Internet media is underway in the state. In 2009, the print media of Seattle was the 20th largest in the United States.
The Seattle Times, which primarily serves Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, is the most read newspaper in Washington. The Boston Globe and Spokane Spokesman-Review are other Washington based newspaper that serve New England and Inland Northwest respectively. For the coverage of Snohomish and Island counties, the state has The Daily Herald. The News Tribune is the leading online newspaper that serves Tacoma in Washington and the South Puget Sound.
Kitsap Sun, The Yakima Herald-Republic, The Herald-Times Online, The Tri-City Herald and The Olympian are other newspapers in top 10 circulated newspapers in Washington, according to the data maintained by Agility PR in August 2020.
In the worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, many of the Washington-based newspapers either closed down or suspended their print publication. The Argus, Columbia Basin News, Helix, JTNews, King County Journal, The Rocket, Sabot, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Republican, The Seattle Star, Seattle Sun, Seattle Sun and Star, Seattle Union Record, Spokane Daily Chronicle, Tablet, The Tacoma Times, The Enterprise and Weekly Volcano are among some of the Washington-based newspapers that are no longer in publication.
While 20 college newspaper operate in the state, more than 100 newspapers are no longer in print in Oregon.
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