At the sixth annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast, Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen received a Vision from the Mountaintop Award presented to a business leader.more
The Seattle Times today announced the promotion of Alan Fisco to President of The Seattle Times effective January, 2018. Fisco had previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Times since February, 2016.more
The Seattle Times will launch Project Homeless, a new two-year initiative to deepen public discourse and explore possible solutions to the region’s homeless crisis, in mid-October.more
The Seattle Times today announced the addition of Ray Rivera to The Seattle Times’ newsroom leadership team. As deputy managing editor for investigations and enterprise, Rivera will lead high-impact cross-platform reporting projects that will build on the Times’ longstanding journalistic tradition. He will directly oversee the investigative team and will work with the entire newsroom to generate quality enterprise and watchdog journalism.more
For 121 years, The Seattle Times has serves as the voice of independent journalism in the Pacific Northwest. We're energized by the changes propelling us forward, as we explore new platforms to tell your stories and connect with our community.more
The Seattle Times’ “Under Our Skin” project has received the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence award in the digital media, online project feature category. The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism and public relations.more
The Seattle Times LiveWire event series will present "Fact vs. Fake: Fighting back against fake news" on Wednesday, Sep. 13, 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 Seattle Times has named Craig Eidem vice president of information technology of the company. As The Seattle Times’ VP of IT, Eidem will lead the technology functions and drive strategic cross-company initiatives to maximize the media company’s journalistic mission. Eidem’s leadership and experience will help with a number of initiatives slated for later this year and next year that will support the Advertising Department’s revenue objectives and the Newsroom’s “digital-first” publishing goals.more
he Seattle Times newsroom has received the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Leadership in Diversity Award for sparking conversations about race with their seminal “Under Our Skin” interactive video project. This award honors an individual or corporation that has made strides in promoting and demonstrating diversity in the news media industry.more
Seattle Restaurant Week and Dine Around Seattle, two biannual celebrations of Seattle-area cuisine, today announced the unification of the two events into one premier promotion dining experience flying under the Seattle Restaurant Week banner. The combined promotion will be produced by The Seattle Times, which lends its expertise of consumer engagement and powerful reach to motivate participants.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.