Join former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke in a conversation exploring current political and economic dynamics within China, and between China and the Pacific Northwest. Jon Talton, business columnist for The Seattle Times, will moderate a discussion about expanding our ties with China and the implications to our local economy. Former Ambassador Locke will be joined by executives from Seattle’s premier global companies and experts on China in the areas of trade, investment, human rights and education. Click the arrow to register.more
The Seattle Times won two first place Online Journalism Awards (OJAs) from the Online News Association on Sept. 27 at the Online News Association Conference in Chicago. The Online Journalism Awards honor excellence in digital journalism around the world. The Seattle Times’ coverage of the Oso Landslide won the Breaking News category, and the special report "Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn" won for Explanatory Reporting. Both awards were in the large news organization category, in which The Seattle Times competed against newspapers like The New York Times, The Guardian and the Washington Post.more
As our new Vice President of Product Management and Development, David brings over 20 years of business and product management experience to The Seattle Times. In his new role, he is leading our product development and business intelligence teams in creating digital and print products. more
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) recently honored Blethen, publisher of The Seattle Times and “tireless advocate for diversity” with their Leadership in Diversity Award. Blethen was recognized for his commitment to promoting ethnic and gender diversity in journalism and staffing.more
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.