The Seattle Times was recognized as Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Puget Sound’s 2017 Community Partner of the Year for its longstanding support at the organization’s annual BIG Breakfast Thursday at the Hyatt Olive 8. BBBS is a non-profit that specializes in matching volunteer mentors with children facing adversity. The Seattle Times has worked closely with BBBS for a number of years and has spotlighted its efforts through the Fund for the Needy annual giving program.more
Two Seattle Times investigative reporters will be honored by The Washington Coalition for Open Government for their use of state and federal transparency laws to expose a culture of money over care at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. WCOG will honor two Seattle Times investigative reporters with a Key Award for their work on “Quantity of Care,” a Times Special Investigation that relied on public records to expose potentially dangerous practices designed to move patients in and out of the hospital in record numbers.more
The Seattle Times LiveWire event series will present “Set up to fail: The cost of not funding K-12 education” Wednesday, Mar. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at UW Kane Hall. LiveWire events feature meaningful discussions about vital issues impacting our region and its people. Each event brings together experts for provocative conversations on key topics moderated by Seattle Times journalists.more
The Times sports department earned another “Triple Crown” — being honored in three of the four print section/website categories. The Times won “top 10” awards in the daily and special sections for its circulation category as well as for its website.more
The Seattle Times won 11 “top 10” awards and its third consecutive “triple crown” at the annual Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest 2016 Winter Conference. A “triple crown” signifies “top 10” honors in three of four print section/website categories.more
Guests on KALW talked about the forced evacuation of the remaining Native Americans and their allies at Standing Rock today. The subject: How has the media covered the struggle of the largest gathering of Native Americans in recent history joining forces to oppose the $3.8B Dakota Access oil pipeline? Mapes joins the conversation at the ~19:30 minute mark.more
Today on Q13 Fox News This Morning investigative reporter Mike Baker pulled back the curtain on work behind the Swedish Cherry-Hill neurosurgery investigation. The Times investigation detailed a dramatic rise in surgeries since 2013 and a commensurate rise in surgeons leaving integral work for fellows and assistants to perform. Q13 follows up with Baker to ask some pressing questions about consent, financial incentives, the resignation of the Swedish CEO and the scarcity of long-term investigations in today's journalism world.more
CNN asked our food writer for a great Pike Place Market lunch spot, her all-time-favorite restaurant, and a high-end, perfect-date-night place. Here's the video.more
Bill Radke talks to Mike Baker, investigative reporter for The Seattle Times about his investigation into the high volume of surgeries in the neurosurgery department at Swedish's Cherry Hill facility. He documented his findings in a report called "Quality of Care" published in The Seattle Times.more
The Seattle Times LiveWire event series will present "Set up to fail: The cost of not funding K-12 education" on Wednesday, Mar. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at UW Kane Hall. LiveWire events feature meaningful discussions about vital issues impacting our region and its people. Each event brings together experts for provocative conversations on key topics moderated by Seattle Times journalists.more
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THROUGH THE YEARSTHE SEATTLE TIMES TIMELINE
On August 10, 1896, Colonel Alden J. Blethen publishes the first edition of The Seattle Daily Times.
C.B. Blethen is promoted from news editor to managing editor. He will later serve as publisher of The Seattle Times for 26 years, from 1915 to 1941.
The Seattle Times moves from its Second Avenue and Union plant to the Times Square Building on Olive Way, realizing Alden Blethen’s dream of a modern “model newspaper office.”
Construction begins on the 1120 John Street Building, which would remain The Seattle Times headquarters until 2012.
The Seattle Times wins its first Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s highest honor, for a National Reporting series on the clearing of Communist charges against UW Professor Melvin Rader, who was accused of attending a secret Communist school.
The Seattle Times launches the Fund For The Needy, raising money for local agencies that serve critical needs in our community. To date, the Fund For The Needy has raised more than $16.3 million, 100 percent of which goes directly to local agencies to help those in need.
A fourth-generation member of the Blethen family, Frank A. Blethen, becomes Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Seattle Times. Blethen joined the family business full-time in 1968.
The Seattle Times makes Working Mother magazine’s “Top 100 Companies for Women” list for the first of nine consecutive years, for offering subsidized childcare, flexible schedules and an onsite lactation room.
Construction is completed on The Seattle Times’ North Creek production plant, a $200 million state-of-the-art printing facility.
The Seattle Times launches its first website with news and classifieds, beginning the transformation of newspaper to news media company.
The Seattle Times wins two Pulitzer Prizes in a single year, becoming one of only two regional newspapers to ever achieve this distinction.
Good morning, Seattle! After 104 years as an afternoon newspaper, The Seattle Times becomes a morning newspaper on March 6, 2000.
The Seattle Times debuts optimized smartphone and tablet apps to deliver Seattle Times content on the go. The Seattle Times also wins its 9th Pulitzer Prize that same year, for Investigative Journalism.
Established as a news media company and the Northwest’s comprehensive news source, The Seattle Times continues to provide clarity above the clutter, delivering Northwest news that matters where, when and how readers want it.