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Seattle Times Newspaper - The Seattle Times Newspaper Continues to Grow into Seattle's Future

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When Alden J. Blethen arrived in Seattle in 1896, it only took him three weeks to purchase what would become known as The Seattle Times newspaper, then a financially struggling daily with a mere circulation of 6,000. Blethen, who had successfully operated the Minneapolis Tribune for the previous 12 years, built financial stability into the newspaper. He did this partly by challenging his much larger competitor with clearly delineated editorial positions, but, too, by improving the readability of the paper with dramatic stories, more photographs and better visual impact. A Sunday supplement featuring color comics also helped circulation.

Fast forward to more than one hundred years: The Seattle Times is one of only six locally owned newspapers. The Seattle Times Company, still privately owned and independently operated by the fourth and fifth generation of the Blethen family, has continued to grow and has positioned itself as the largest weekday newspaper in the state of Washington. Currently, weekday readership (with 5 weekday issues) is over a million adults. On March 6, 2000, after 104 years of publishing as an afternoon paper, The Seattle Times became a morning newspaper. Its Sunday edition (with 4 Sunday issues) enjoys the largest readership of any publication in the state, with circulation at nearly one and a quarter million adults.

The Seattle Times Company products are seen by 7 out of 10 adults in Snohomish and King counties. The company claims the honor of publishing the Northwest’s most visited online newspaper, seattletimes.com, the internet presence of The Seattle Times. Its online network, which includes seattletimes.com, as well as the marketplace entities of NWjobs, NW homes, NWautos and NWsource, is visited each month by over 5 million unique visitors. Both print and online Seattle Times sources offer local, national, and international news coverage.

As one of the last locally owned and independent metro newspapers in the country, The Seattle Times newspaper is proud of the 8 Pulitzer Prizes it has received. Its most recent Pulitzer Prize was awarded in 2010, in the Breaking News Reporting category, for the comprehensive coverage written by The Seattle Times staff in both print and online venues about 4 slain police officers and the subsequent manhunt for their killer. Other Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded in the reporting categories of Beat, Investigative, National, and Local Investigative Specialized, and in the Spot News Photography category. Award subjects have included 737 safety questions, federally-sponsored tribal housing inequities, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill and its aftermath.

The recent economic implosion did not leave The Seattle Times unscathed. Impacted by a drop in advertising revenues, the company weathered rumors of its imminent demise, and has successfully renegotiated its business debt.

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