About Us

Tiloben Publishing Company, Inc. is the largest African American owned and operated communications company in the Pacific Northwest. We target the African American and other communities of color with four newspapers: The Seattle Medium (Seattle, WA), The Seattle Metro Homemaker (Seattle, WA), The Tacoma True Citizen (Tacoma, WA) and The Portland Medium (Portland, OR).

We are one of the Northwest’s most quoted weeklies and a major force in community service, news, and editorial commentary; an influential leader in the community.

We produce and distribute the publications of choice that residents of the Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland areas read to stay informed regarding issues and events that affect and enhance the quality of life in the African American and minority communities. Tiloben Publishing, Inc., publishers of the Seattle Medium, Metro Homemaker, Tacoma True Citizen and Portland Medium, owns its printing plant and is in its 47th year of service to the African American and minority communities of Washington and Oregon.

The Seattle Medium’s Legacy

Seattle Medium’s Founder Wins the NEA’s
H. Councill Trentholm Memorial Civil Rights Award

Seattle Medium Wins Award From Municipal League For Community News Reporting
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The Seattle Medium Newspaper was honored by the Municipal League of King County as their 2015 award winner for Community News Reporting Award.

According to Alejandra Tres, executive director of The Municipal League of King County, prior to this year’s award the Municipal League recognized journalist and news media for “government news reporting”, but this year the category was expanded to “community news reporting” in order to recognize the value that The Seattle Medium bring to the community.
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