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Carpenter Media Group

At Carpenter Media Group, we firmly believe in the importance of heroes. Our heroes are not just figures of admiration; they are the pillars of our organization and the communities we serve. They come in various forms: the dedicated reader who seeks truth and understanding, the vibrant community that forms the foundation of our societal fabric, the resilient local business owner who creates jobs and drives local economies, and the talented members of our team, constantly growing and contributing to the cause of journalism, commerce and community.

These heroes inspire our mission, guide our values, and shape our work.  These individuals are not just part of the story – they are the story, driving change, growth, and progress in every aspect of our work.
We embrace a philosophy inspired by industry icons like James B. Boone, Jr., Carmage Walls, and others, focusing on creating high-quality products that contribute to and uplift the communities they serve. Our commitment to quality encompasses not just our content but also our people and facilities. We understand that exceptional products and sustainable profits result from a dedicated team working in a collaborative environment.

The newspapers, websites and magazines we lead are the cornerstones of their communities, allies to businesses, incubators for innovation, and cultivators of journalistic talent. We aim to forge a well-informed, interconnected, and prosperous society – one community at a time.

Sound Publishing

Sound Publishing’s print and digital networks reach an audience of 3.5-million readers in Alaska and Washington who seek the news and information critical to their business and personal lives. The need for good local journalism is ongoing. Every day, more news happens, more information needs to be shared, and more stories need to be covered.

We perform due diligence in assessing the credibility of our sources and pursue an unwavering commitment to the truth. We believe that independent, fact-based reporting and holding those in power accountable are essential to healthy communities. Your letters to the editor, your advertising, your sharing of the stories that touch you, your readership – you give us three and a half million unique reasons each month to continue to do the work that’s critical to a vibrant community and a healthy democracy.

Oahu Publications Inc.

Since its establishment in 2001, Oahu Publications Inc. has emerged as Hawaii’s major print media company. OPI’s flagship publication is the daily Honolulu Star-Advertiser, established in 2010 when the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (est. 1882) and The Honolulu Advertiser (est.1856) merged after OPI purchased The Honolulu Advertiser from Gannett Corp. In addition to the Star-Advertiser, OPI owns and publishes a diverse group of publications, including MidWeek, and various specialty publications, as well as luxury and hotel magazines. OPI also offers advertisers a full spectrum of custom printing services, insert, and direct-mail options. No other media source comes close to reaching as many Hawaii consumers. OPI’s versatile product portfolio allows advertisers to reach the masses, zero in on specific zip codes or target specific niche markets.

Delivering innovative solutions to build stronger communities

Working closely with our business and community partners, Black Press Media is hard at work delivering in-depth coverage and innovative solutions communities need to be successful both today and in the future.