Seattle Medium
TypeWeekly newspaper[1]
Owner(s)Tiloben Publishing Company
Launched1970; 52 years ago (1970)[1]
CountryUnited States
WebsiteOfficial website

The Seattle Medium is an African-American newspaper that serves Seattle, Washington. It was founded in January 1970, and bore the name The Medium from 1970 to 1983.[2]

In its early days, the paper employed as many as 50 staff.[3]

In 2014 the Medium completed a redesign, and remained committed to publishing in print as well as online.[3]

The paper won three National Newspaper Publishers Association awards in 2021, including first place in the "Best Original Advertising" category.[4]


  1. ^ a b Danky, James Philip; Hady, Maureen E., eds. (1998). African-American newspapers and periodicals : a national bibliography. Harvard University Press. p. 507. ISBN 9780674007888.
  2. ^ "About The medium. (Seattle) 1970-1983". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2020-01-12.
  3. ^ a b Kane, Rich (November 2014). "Weathering the Storm". Editor & Publisher. Duncan McIntosh. Retrieved 2021-02-18.
  4. ^ Charles, Nick. "Word In Black Partners Dominate NNPA Media Awards: The St. Louis American, Seattle Medium, Houston Defender, Afro American, Michigan Chronicle and The Atlanta Voice were among the winners". St. Louis American.