Beachcomber’s parent company to purchase Everett Daily Herald

Sound Publishing, the state’s largest community news organization and owner of the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, announced last week that it will purchase the Everett Daily Herald.

According to a press release issued by Sound Publishing, the Poulsbo-based company has entered into an agreement with the Washington Post Co., owner of the Everett Herald, to acquire the 46,000-circulation daily newspaper and its other print and online products.

The transaction is expected to close in early March.

The Herald has been owned by the Washington Post for 35 years and is a leading provider of local news and information for the Snohomish County area.

“We are thrilled to have The Daily Herald join our growing family of newspapers,” said Gloria Fletcher, President of Sound Publishing. “The Herald is a very well-respected newspaper, and it is a great fit with our print and digital products serving the greater Seattle area.”

Sound Publishing is the largest community media organization in Washington, with 39 newspaper and digital titles with a combined circulation of over 730,000. The Herald will be the second daily newspaper owned by Sound, joining the Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, which Sound acquired in 2012.

Last month, Sound announced that it was purchasing the Seattle Weekly from Village Voice Media Holdings.

Sound is a subsidiary of Black Press, based in Surry, B.C. Black Press publishes more than 170 newspapers and other publications in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington, as well as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and the Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal, both daily newspapers.


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