Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen offers solutions to the local journalism crisis that threatens democracy in the U.S. and other countries.
A message from the publisher: The need for local news coverage and government support has only increased in recent years.
Local newspapers were never intended to be a cash cow for absentee investors. They are local institutions providing a vital service to their communities.
To save our democracy and its wingmen, local newspapers, Congress must act by year's end | Frank Blethen
The Local Journalism Sustainability Act and the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act may be our last chance to restore our local free press system.
This is Frank Blethen's annual message from the publisher to celebrate The Seattle Times' 126-year anniverary under independent family stewardship.
The Seattle Times produces more local news in our respective communities than all other local sources combined. We are consistently the most trusted source of...
This is the first of Publisher Frank Blethen’s two-part annual message, focusing on hope and the fragile state of our local free press system.
What started out as an experiment to stop the decadelong defunding of our state’s higher education system has become a significant new revenue stream in...