The Seattle Times won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting for its coverage of the devastating landslide in Oso, Wash., which took 43 lives on March 22, 2014. The award, journalism’s highest honor, is the newspaper’s 10th Pulitzer, and the second breaking news Pulitzer for Times staff in five years. The coverage included stories, photos, video and interactive maps, and revealed that, contrary to public officials’ insistence, there were warnings for decades about the unstable nature of the earth in the region.more
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The Seattle Times partners with One Day University to bring the School of Visual Arts’ Doug LeClaire to Seattle to present “Eight Short Films Every Movie Lover Should See.” LeClaire will lead this unique and entertaining class featuring elite short films from some of the best film festivals in the world.more
The Seattle Times marketing and creative team wins an American Advertising Award
The Seattle Times’ marketing and creative team won a Silver American Advertising Award, or ADDY, for Fan Frenzy, an interactive campaign that engaged readers in the week leading up to the 2014 Super Bowl win. The integrated campaign included Beast Bingo, a fortune teller predicting the winner of the big game, do-it-yourself pom poms and a Web page chronicling the week of fan fun. Winners go on to compete at the regional and national levels, culminating in the national American Advertising Awards in June.
Follow Education Lab, a project designed to spark conversation about issues and solutions related to public education in Washington state. Stay informed by subscribing to our free email newsletter, which features a roundup of Education Lab headlines each weekday morning.more
Our Sea Change series just received a 2015 DuPont-Columbia award, one of the most prestigious awards for broadcast journalism. Judges honored The Seattle Times’ multimedia project for showcasing “the power of storytelling on the Web.’’ We are honored to receive recognition of this video and digital presentation, in addition to top honors for our traditional photo and text reporting. Click here to experience the award-winning Sea Change report for yourself.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.