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Seattle Weekly joins our family | Editorial

You know us as the Bellevue Reporter. But we are much more than that.

The Reporter, and our sister papers, are part of Sound Publishing, the state’s largest community news organization.

All together, we make up 36 community daily, weekly and monthly publications and the Little Nickel Classifieds in western Washington and northern Oregon. This week we grew even larger.

The Seattle Weekly now is part of our lineup.

You’ve undoubtedly seen The Weekly. It’s hard to miss. The Weekly reaches over 200,000 unique print and digital readers every week with more than 1,500 outdoor news boxes and in-store racks throughout Seattle and nearby areas. Like the Bellevue Reporter, it believes that readers shouldn’t have to pay to get their news.

Like all the publications within Sound Publishing, The Weekly thrives on giving readers local news. It is known for political and governmental reporting as well as music and arts coverage. It publishes a number of special issues throughout the year on topics such as a spring and fall arts guide, dining guide, special coverage of the Seattle International Film Festival and Bumbershoot.

We think The Weekly will be a good fit since Sound Publishing comes by its local-first news coverage naturally. We are owned by Black Press, which operates more than 170 newspapers in western Canada and Washington in addition to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal.

So, welcome Seattle Weekly. We are happy to have them as part of the team.

 

– Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter

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