Scott & Theresa Schaefer

Founded in Dec., 2007, South King Media publishes original, multiple award-winning – and very popular and successful – independent local news blogs for an area south of Seattle, WA.

Our flagship site The B-Town (Burien) Blog has amazing reach – as it’s considered by 71% of Burien residents as their main source of information, according to a recent survey by the City of Burien – here’s a handy-dandy infographic with all the details:

For calendar year 2018, The B-Town Blog averaged 95,373 Sessions and 393,382 Pageviews per month (as per Google Analytics).

Not bad for a city with ~51,000 population!

South King Media publishes seven local news and events blogs, covering an area from White Center to Des Moines and new in Kent with!

We are the best, totally independent, locally-focused and affordable solution for all marketing needs in the South King County area.

For more details on our amazing new Ad solutions, or a Rate Card, please email Sales Manager Theresa Schaefer at

In 2010-11, The B-Town Blog was honored as “Best Hyperlocal Website” for two consecutive years by the Society of Professional Journalists for a five-state region (WA, OR, ID, MT & AK).

We are also active members of the national professional journalism association LION Publishers (Local Independent Online News).

We are the only daily-updated, totally-independent, truly-local community news websites in the area – run by Scott & Theresa Schaefer, who live, work, play and spend here (since 1995) – that provides a highly-targeted, local, very desirable audience with the most recent Local News, Feature Stories, Event Listings, Videos, Photos, Business News, Forums and more.

Burien’s local news site, The B-Town Blog, cites its readership as 65,000 monthly readers—an impressive reach compared with the average print circulation of Seattle’s metropolitan monthlies, which hovers in the ballpark of 53,000.

– Green Rubino Agency
Loving Our Locovores

The B-Town Blog is part of a network of seven Local Blogs published by South King Media. Founded in Dec., 2007 by Scott Schaefer, a three-time National Emmy Award winning Writer for “Bill Nye the Science Guy” (PBS/Disney) with over 25 years’ media experience in Seattle and Hollywood, South King Media’s mission is to inform, entertain, educate and promote residents and businesses in South King County, WA. Most recently, Schaefer was awarded “Business Leader of the Year” for 2013 by Discover Burien.

Whenever we take on a new Advertiser, a couple of great, innovative and effective marketing techniques happen that help spread your word and set us apart from most other websites:

  1. We post a “Blogvertorial” feature story about your business. This appears in the regular Headline content section along with other regular stories, and includes keywords, information and links relevant to your business. This helps dramatically increase your Google presence online.
  2. We update our Facebook Page(s). Shortly after a story goes live on our site, another posting appears on our popular Facebook Page. We then “Like” our own post, which then sends out a second viral update to all our Fans and Friends. Facebook has become the best referral website for traffic to our blogs aside from organic Google search results.
  3. We send out a Tweet from our Twitter Page(s) to our Followers (follow us here). Oftentimes our Tweets get re-tweeted by others, driving even more traffic.

We encourage you to email us for our latest Media Kit, which also includes a Rate Card. Or call Theresa Schaefer directly at (206) 248-2565 and she’ll meet with you and show you in person.