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The Seattle Weekly is a freely distributed newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. It was founded by Darrell Oldham and David Brewster as The Weekly. Its first issue was published on March 31, 1976, and is currently owned by Sound Publishing. The newspaper will publish its final print edition on February 27, 2019, and transition to web-only content beginning March 1, 2019.
Former owners of the Seattle Weekly include Sasquatch Publishing/Quickfish Media, Seattle from 1976 to 1997; Stern Publishing, New York from 1997-2000; Village Voice Media, New York from 2000 to 2012; and Voice Media Group from September 2012 to January 2013. Village Voice Media executives Scott Tobias, Christine Brennan and Jeff Mars bought Village Voice Media's papers and associated web properties from its founders to form Voice Media Group. Sound Publishing purchased the Seattle Weekly from Voice Media Group in January 2013.
In July 2006, longtime editor-in-chief Knute Berger announced he would be leaving the paper. The Seattle Times profiled the change in leadership at the company in a Business & Technology section news report titled, "Uncertain Times at Seattle Weekly".
Mark Baumgarten, former "City Arts" editor-in-chief and author of Love Rock Revolution, was named editor-in-chief of the Seattle Weekly on March 12, 2013, replacing Mike Seely who resigned January of the same year. In January 2018, Seth Sommerfeld was named editor of Seattle Weekly upon Mark Baumgarten's transition to editorial director, King County. In June 2018, Andy Hobbs replaced Baumgarten as editorial director, and in August 2018, was named editor of Seattle Weekly.
On February 25, 2019, Sound Publishing announced that the Weekly would transition to web-only content in a move similar to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer a decade earlier. The final print edition will be published on February 27, while the web-only portal will be launched on March 1.