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SPEECHES, SPECIAL REPORTS AND MESSAGES

The Seattle Times Company is a leader and a collaborative partner in fostering an exchange of information and ideas to improve our industry, our communities and our company. The links on this page will take you to selected speeches, articles, reports, presentations and messages related to journalism and the media industry, The Seattle Times Company or the communities we serve.


2013 Norm Maleng Advocate for Youth Award Speeches
Frank Blethen (PDF)
Publisher, The Seattle Times

Sara Jean Green (PDF)
Metro Reporter, The Seattle Times

Delivered at the Center for Children & Youth Justice 6th Annual Norm Maleng Advocate For Youth Award Breakfast. (March 21, 2013)


What country is fighting for the basic right to an independent press?
A message sponsored by The Seattle Times Company (PDF)

Who Controls Your News and Information?
A message sponsored by the Blethen Corporation (PDF)


Messages to Our Readers

The local family owners of The Seattle Times sell real estate for $31 million
Thursday, June 17, 2004

The Seattle Times is defending itself against a large media conglomerate (PDF)
Wednesday, June 9, 2004


"Diversity: The American Journey"

Frank A. Blethen
Publisher, The Seattle Times
Chairman, Blethen Maine Newspapers

Presented to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Assemblies of the Granite Falls, Washington High School and Middle School. (January 17, 2003).


"Only in Variety is There Freedom" The Independent Family Newspaper in America: Its Future and Relevance

Frank A. Blethen
Publisher, The Seattle Times
Chairman, Blethen Maine Newspapers

Delivered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(September 8, 2002).


American Democracy at Risk: Can American Democracy Survive the Loss of an Independent Press and a Diversity of Voices?

Frank A. Blethen
Publisher, The Seattle Times
Chairman, Blethen Maine Newspapers

Delivered to the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon, The Ruhl Symposium on Ethics in Journalism.
(May 14, 2002).


Inside The Times

Mike R. Fancher
Executive Editor
The Seattle Times.

Weekly column published on Sundays takes readers inside the newsroom, exploring how news judgments are made and who makes them.