Award-winning hyperlocal news & content

South King Media creates and produces award-winning
Local Blogs, Podcasts, Email Newsletters,
Live Video Feeds and Film/Video!

We publish seven local blogs (iLoveKent.net is our newest!) for the South King County area in Washington State, where we serve up the latest local news, politics, events, arts, entertainment and more to a population of over 269,000 people.

We pride ourselves on professional, high-quality “hyperlocal journalism” that serves the region we live, work, play and spend our money in.

Here are our total network-wide stats for all of 2017 (as per Google Analytics):

  • Sessions: 1,555,575
  • Users: 625,877
  • Pageviews: 4,586,762

Network-wide monthly averages:

  • Sessions: 129,631
  • Users: 52,156
  • Pageviews: 382,230

For a full Media Kit/Rate Card, please email Theresa Schaefer at [email protected].

To learn more about Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer:


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Recently, we’ve been producing LIVE video feeds of events for both South King Media as well as the following clients:

  • Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
  • Kent Downtown Partnership
  • Kent Chamber of Commerce
  • Black Education Strategy Roundtable (BESR)

These feeds have all been shot, produced and directed by multiple Emmy Award winner (and South King Media Founder/Publisher) Scott Schaefer, utilizing his 33+ years’ experience in TV/film/media – including as an experienced Field Director in Hollywood and active member of the Directors Guild of America, where he was nominated for an award for his Directing on the Showtime series “Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t

Using the latest technology, Scott is now able to single-handedly create professional live HD video feeds that look like multi-camera shoots, or dynamic POV tours on a Steadicam!

Here’s one of our more recent and most popular live videos – a sneak peek of the new PCC Community Market in Burien, shot May 22, 2018:

For more info/rates, email [email protected].


South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

This week iLoveKent.net and South King Media, owner of six local blogs – including The B-Town and Waterland Blogs – celebrated their 10-year anniversaries with a big announcement. 

Effective January 1, 2018, South King Media will take over the day-to-day operations of iLoveKent.net, a Kent-based blog started by freelance writer and publisher Dana Neuts in September, 2007. Scott Schaefer will be responsible for the editorial side of the business, and Theresa Schaefer will manage the business side including sponsorships and advertising.

iLoveKent celebrated its 10-year anniversary last Friday at Artsy Fartsy Art Lessons in downtown Kent with about three dozen guests in attendance, including readers, sponsors, advertisers and friends. Neuts made the announcement that evening.

“I started iLoveKent ten years ago to fill a growing media gap in South King County. The site has grown beyond my expectations, particularly in the last year with our rebranding, participating in community events and hosting of two Kent political candidate debates,” Neuts said. “It is time to take the site to the next level, and I know that the Schaefers and their team are the right people to do that. They will retain all of our strengths and build upon our successes.”

South King County media will keep Michelle Teeter and Kara Hackney of the iLoveKent team on to assist with the transition and future growth. Neuts will stay on as an advisor and occasional writer, and the Schaefers will be responsible for all editorial and operational decisions starting January 1.

“This is a very exciting opportunity,” Schaefer said. “Our goal is to utilize what we’ve learned over ten years of producing local, award-winning reporting and translate that to iLoveKent. Dana has done a terrific job building her site up, and we will work hard to replicate what we’ve done in our other markets – in this case our goal will be to make this the leading news source for Kent.”

Kent is the sixth largest city in the state, and third largest in the county, with a population of 126,952.

iLoveKent will be the seventh local news blog that South King Media publishes in the region.

For more information:


South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park

South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer was honored on April 5, 2017 with a Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA.

The award was presented at the Rotary group’s luncheon in Des Moines.

The honor is named after Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney who formed the Rotary Club of Chicago in 1905, “so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.”

Read the full story (with video) here.


Some of our more recent work includes:

  • Ongoing, award-winning reporting via seven local blogs for the south King County communities of Burien, Des Moines, KentWhite Center, Normandy Park and SeaTac.
  • SoKing News, local News/Podcasts from our blog network. We were awarded a prestigious grant from J-Lab to produce Podcasts.
  • The Maury Island Incident, an award winning short film – based on declassified FBI documents – about a 1947 UFO encounter. Available to view online here.
  • A fundraising documentary video on homelessness for Seattle non-profit DESC.
  • Numerous freelance/contract film/video production work for companies like Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy and more (see a demo reel here).

On May 19, 2012, The B-Town Blog was awarded “Best Hyperlocal Website” in the Northwest by the Society of Professional Journalists for the second consecutive year. Read more here.

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Founded in 2007 and run by three-time National Emmy Award winner Scott Schaefer (Bill Nye the Science Guy, Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t!, The Arsenio Hall Show, Almost Live! and many others), South King Media works on the cutting edge of media creation and delivery. With his wife Theresa acting as Sales Manager, this is a truly local, independent Mom-and-Pop internet/film production business.

“I have to say I’m amazed at what you’re doing up there. Aside from Apple, this is the most impressive business going right now. You have a good eye on the future, I think. I hope you become a tycoon! Best of luck!
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Mike Harney, TV Producer

Local Media for South King County near Seattle, WA