Seattle Times Writer Lynda V. Mapes spent the better part of two years studying how it affected one tree while she was on a science fellowship in upstate New York. Her book about that experience is called "Witness Tree: Seasons Of Change With A Century-Old Oak." Listen to her interviewmore
Seattle Times staffers nabbed eight National Press Photographers Association 2017 Best of Photojournalism awards in the photography, video, multimedia and picture editing contests. Lauded as one of the largest photo contests for visual journalists in the world, The NPPA Best of Photojournalism contest draws thousands of entries from news photographers. Judges evaluate entries based on quality of content, narration, interactive execution and visual presentation. Read about our winnersmore
The University of Idaho Alumni Association honored Seattle Times Executive Editor Don Shelton, a 1976 graduate of the School of Communication (now Journalism and Mass Media), with a 2017 Silver and Gold Award at a ceremony on April 6. The Silver and Gold Award recognizes living alumni who have a distinguished record of achievement and service in his or her specialized area of endeavor.more
Environment reporter Lynda V. Mapes appeared on Q13 Fox this morning to discuss her book, "Witness Tree," and how it reexamines climate change from the perspective of a century-old tree. Mapes says she was looking to "cover climate change differently - to see the quiet testimony of nature." Her book publishes on Tuesday, Apr. 11. Watch the full interviewmore
Guy Nelson talks with Seattle Times reporter Nina Shapiro about the discrimination allegations against Mukilteo aerospace company Electroimpact. The company is accused of discriminating against Muslims and single people. The company, which denies any wrongdoing entered into a consent decree with the state Attorney General's office.more
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
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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.