Sound Publishing and SeattlePI.com announce content partnership
November 13, 2009 · 1:07 AM
Deal will bring local news from 30 Puget Sound communities to seattlepi.com readers
POULSBO – Sound Publishing, Inc. and seattlepi.com today announced a partnership that will provide content from pnwlocalnews.com, the home of Sound Publishing’s 30 community and suburban newspapers, to seattlepi.com readers.
Under the new agreement, the full text of up to 10 of Sound Publishing’s most popular stories each day from pnwlocalnews.com will be published on seattlepi.com. Sound Publishing headlines will be showcased on the seattlepi.com homepage as well. The stories from Sound Publishing will give seattlepi.com readers a new source for local, relevant coverage of current events in communities outside the city.
The partnership will provide news from the communities of Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Bellevue, Kingston, Port Orchard, Whidbey Island, the San Juan Islands, Bothell, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Marysville, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Auburn and more.
"We're very excited to have our award-winning community journalism showcased on seattlepi.com," said Manfred Tempelmayr, president of Sound Publishing. "Our focus on local news in Puget Sound's suburbs and smaller cities is a good match for seattlepi.com. Seattlepi.com is a Northwest institution and we're pleased that we can play a role in this new chapter in its history."
"Sound Publishing's 30 community newspapers offer excellent coverage of the neighborhoods surrounding Seattle, and we're thrilled to be able to offer that coverage to our readers,” said Michelle Nicolosi, executive editor of seattlepi.com.
ABOUT SOUND PUBLISHING
Sound Publishing, Inc. (www.soundpublishing.com) is the largest publisher of community and suburban newspapers in Washington and is also one of the area’s largest commercial web printers. The company operates 30 community and suburban newspapers, two monthly business journals, and 18 Little Nickel and Nickel Ads weekly shoppers throughout Washington and Oregon. Sound also operates a web printing facility in Everett, and publishes two editions of the Northwest Navigator for the U.S. Navy.
Seattlepi.com—read by an average of 3.7 million people in the Seattle area and around the world every month—brings readers the latest news and information, entertainment reports, opinion, community conversation and more. The robust site is Hearst Seattle Media’s flagship site and features a mix original staff reporting and breaking news, blogs by both staff and readers, columns by prominent members of the Seattle community, links to other great journalism and Web sites, community databases, photo galleries and more. In addition to delivering news and information, Hearst Seattle Media works with clients to develop tailored multimedia marketing opportunities on outlets including the seattlepi.com, Yahoo!, Zillow and Facebook; search engine marketing on Google, Yahoo! and MSN; and tailored e-mail marketing campaigns. Hearst Seattle Media’s network reaches eight out of 10 online adults online in the greater Seattle area.