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226 Adams St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-2900
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Among the cast of characters that have played an important role in the history of Port Townsend is its newspaper, The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader.
As an independent, locally owned newspaper, it's one of the few newspapers left in Washington - and anywhere else - that isn't owned by larger corporate interests.
In Port Townsend and throughout Jefferson County, Wednesday is known as ''Leader day'' - the day the weekly paper hits the stands. Locals grab a copy and sit down with their morning coffee to catch up on news about their neighbors. And in The Leader, it's all local, all the time.
Founded in 1889 as one of several competing newspapers in bustling Port Townsend, The Leader is the only paper produced and published solely for the people of the county.
Scott Wilson and Jennifer James-Wilson are the sole owners of the paper. Today The Leader is among the largest community newspapers in Washington, with 30 employees and several correspondents and freelance writers. Its circulation is about 7,500. That means The Leader makes its way to about 60 percent of Jefferson County households and has more than 15,000 readers.
In addition to the good old print newspaper, The Leader is also available as an e-edition that works super on iPads and other digital readers. The Leader also operates the area?s leading news Web site ptleader.com.
The Leader offices are located in the historic Enoch Fowler building, the oldest two story masonry building in the state of Washington. The address is 226 Adams St., Port Townsend, WA 98368. Call 360-385-2900 for