Seattle Times Co. at a glance

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Seattle Times Co. founder Alden J. Blethen.

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The Seattle Times Co. was founded through acquisition in 1896 by Alden J. Blethen, who was recently of Minneapolis and had been reared in Maine. The Seattle-area Blethen family has held the controlling interest of the company ever since. In modern times, 49.5 percent of the voting stock has been held by an outside company – first Knight Ridder, now McClatchy of Sacramento.

The Seattle Times Co. has been headquartered in the South Lake Union neighborhood since 1931, but no papers are printed there. In 1992, the company opened a printing plant in suburban Bothell.

Holdings Washington Daily Circulation The Seattle Times
  215,311 /
420,587 Sunday Yakima Herald-Republic 36,392 Walla Walla Union-Bulletin 13,701  The Issaquah Press  Sammamish Review  Newcastle News  Rotary Offset Press  Maine (for sale) Daily Circulation Portland Press Herald and
Maine Sunday Telegram
69,884 /
108,842 Sunday Kennebec Journal (Augusta) 14,215 Morning Sentinel (Waterville) 18,722  Coastal Journal   

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