Sound Publishing agrees to purchase Everett Herald

Canadian-based Sound Publishing, Inc., which owns several community media outlets in Washington, announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with the Washington Post Company to acquire the Herald newspaper in Everett. The transaction is expected to close in early March, Sound Publishing said on its website.

The Herald, a 46,000 circulation daily and Sunday newspaper, has been owned by the Washington Post Company for 35 years.

Sound Publishing says it is “the largest community media organization in Washington, with 39 newspaper and digital titles with a combined circulation of over 730,000.” Sound is a subsidiary of Black Press, Ltd., which publishes more than 170 newspapers and other publications in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington, as well as the Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Advertiser and the Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal daily newspapers.

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