THREE GENERATIONS IN PUBLISHING
In 1938, John L Fournier, bought a small newspaper in Oakville, Washington.
Through dedication, service and a sense of responsibility to community, the paper thrived. (He was known for hand checking all of his billing, even when it meant hundreds of accounts.)
In 1978, his son John L. Fournier, Jr turned the switch to launch three daily newspapers in Kent, Renton, and Auburn, Washington with a total circulation of over 100,000. He was known for riding along in police cars, participating in city politics and as a person who always leant a hand.
In 2017, granddaughter Danielle launched a Dragolin Indie Press, dedicated to bringing powerful voices into the spotlight with books. Once the youngest publisher in Washington state, and the first female publisher in family history, she continues to innovate in the changing landscape of the publishing world.
Each generation has held a seat on the Washington Newspaper Publisher's Association, with both John Jr and Sr as past presidents.
John Jr earned the Miles Turnbull Master Editor Publisher Award in 2010, the highest honor given to publishers.
The three publishers have garnered over 2000 awards, including A Top 3 Best Tourist Guide in Washington for The Grape Vine under Danielle's vision.
Three generations of publishers, each with a special vision for the family lineage to continue to serve and give voice to their communities.
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