Downtown Everett. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

Downtown Everett. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

The Daily Herald: Who we are, what we do, how you can help

The Daily Herald and are determined to serve the community for another century.

Today, the coronavirus emergency has made an already difficult business climate for local news media even more perilous. But The Daily Herald and are determined to serve the community for another century. Here is our story. We could use your help.


Who we are, what we do

No one covers Snohomish County like we do. We’ve been here for more than a century. We work seven days a week. We cover the news with urgency and care. And we’re as close as your smartphone.

We cover local news, local sports, local business, local arts, local entertainment, local food and drink, local problems and local solutions. We are obsessed with Snohomish County.

We are your watchdog. When there’s wrongdoing, we expose it. But we also call attention to the good in our world. We bring news of good deeds and good people. We explain how to help.

To do journalism well, we need to be at the meetings, to talk to people, to check the facts. It’s a lot of work. We do it for you, and we derive our influence from you. We need you.

For about the cost of a fine local craft beer, you get a month’s worth of news and more. Subscribe, then talk to us. We’re listening. We’re in this together. We’re The Daily Herald and


What we give you

Local news every day. We cover Snohomish County and the cities and towns of Everett, Marysville, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Lake Stevens, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Arlington, Monroe, Bothell, Snohomish, Stanwood, Brier, Sultan, Granite Falls, Gold Bar, Darrington, Woodway and Index.

Events as they happen. We post news at as soon as we can confirm the facts. Then we update stories as we learn more.

Our bottom line is text, but we also have a staff of dedicated photographers, and our reporters shoot video.

We’re one of the few news organizations in Washington with a full-time reporter in the state capital of Olympia.

Local sports every day, with emphasis on more than two dozen high schools.

Street Smarts, a column about getting around, and other transportation news, whatever the mode — roads, rails or ferries.

Local business news, including Boeing, Paine Field and the Port of Everett.

Features about arts and entertainment in Snohomish County, reviews of restaurants, profiles of interesting people and suggestions for things to do.


Message from the publisher

Dear Reader,

For more than 100 years, The Daily Herald has engaged in a valuable and enduring partnership with our readers and the Snohomish County community.

On our pages, we have chronicled the hopes and ambitions, the struggles and successes and the triumphs and tragedies of generations of area families, businesses and neighborhoods, including possibly your own.

In good times and bad we’ve been there to provide valuable, reliable information that people have come to expect.

Today, that century-long bond is being tested.

It’s no secret that journalism faces economic pressures like never before. But we see a path forward. And, as a reader of The Herald, it very much includes you. The Daily Herald, in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, is now raising funds to help support local reporting hopefully for the next 100 years.

As our fiscal sponsor, the foundation will accept tax-deductible contributions from community members on behalf of The Daily Herald. Our goal is to raise $500,000 this year. In the past two weeks, we have already raised over $90,000 from gracious and supportive readers.

In turn, that money will then be used to support investigative journalism in the Daily Herald newsroom.

This is not a silver bullet to save local journalism, but for those who care about our community and the role that watchdog journalism plays in Snohomish County, the trust offers a chance to show your support.

The direct investment provides you an opportunity to get involved, to make a difference and to help ensure The Daily Herald remains a fair, independent and reliable source for Snohomish County news.

—Josh O’Connor, Daily Herald publisher


How you can support independent journalism in Snohomish County

The Community Foundation of Snohomish County is partnering with The Daily Herald to raise money to fund investigative journalism in our newsroom. As our fiscal sponsor, the foundation will accept tax-deductible contributions from community members on behalf of The Daily Herald. For those who value independent journalism, the trust is an opportunity to support us.

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