Our site The B-Town Blog was named 'Best Hyperlocal Website' by the Society of Professional Journalists!

South King Media is a network of six popular Local Blogs in the Southwest King County area that include:

And launching Feb. 15, 2012:

Since our inception in Dec., 2007, our sites have grown into the most-read local news source for the area covering White Center to Des Moines – a population of over 142,000 people.

Some of the differences between our coverage of local news and other corporate ones that are ‘patched’ together is:


Our ‘flagship’ site, The B-Town Blog, was recently named the “Best Hyperlocal Website” in the Northwest by the Society of Professional Journalists!

Founder/Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer is thinking...

The folks behind South King Media include:

  • Scott Schaefer, Founder/Publisher/Editor: With three National Emmy Awards for Writing on “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and over 25 years’ experience in TV/video, multimedia, marketing/advertising, technology and the internet, Scott started The B-Town Blog as a hobby and has since turned it into a full-time business. His other credits include as a Director on “Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t!” (Showtime), “The Arsenio Hall Show” (Paramount), “Sightings” (Paramount), “Totally Hidden Video” (Fox), “America’s Funniest People” (ABC), Fox On-Air Promotions and KING-TV’s “Almost Live!” where he got his start in 1985.
  • Michael Brunk, Photographer/Technical Guru. With a love of photography that spans more than 20 years, Michael has fond memories of film but wouldn’t give up his digital SLR for anything. His checkered past includes stints as a monthly columnist for a nationally published magazine on telecommunications and technology and several years reviewing movies. He’s also been known to dabble in community theater. His main qualifications are a large camera and free time. He also builds and maintains the code that runs our sites.
  • Mark Neuman, Writer/Marketing: former real-world Journalist, TV Host, Producer and Marketer, Mark is an old friend of Scott’s going back to when they worked on their high school newspaper together (West Seattle High’s “Chinook”). Mark has interviewed two US Presidents, cops, cooks and cartoonists, authors and artists, senators, singers, scholars and senior citizens, along with the first Mayor of Burien and a local man running for State Superior Court.
  • Ralph Nichols, Reporter. Ralph specializes in public policy and legal issues, medical matters, and business profiles. For several years, he was an editor, reporter, and columnist for the Highline Times. Previously he worked in the Seattle area, Alaska and Idaho as a reporter for daily newspapers, United Press International, and trade publications; as a state capitol bureau chief and columnist; and a public relations writer and project manager.
  • Jack Mayne, Reporter. Jack Mayne has done about all there is to do in print journalism. He has been city editor of the Seattle P.I. back in its glory days, edited the Journal American in Bellevue and Valley Daily News in Kent in the 1990s. Before that he was a freelance international journalist and reported from South Africa, China, visited over 80 countries and even covered a colonial war in the 20th century between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the desolate Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. He got his start at the Vancouver Province, thence to The Associated Press, becoming chief of the New England bureau, but a desire of AP to send him to Buffalo, N.Y., drove him back to Seattle. With writing for print becoming quaint and dated, he is now setting his sights on Web journalism and has written several stories for the B-Town Blog and plans many more.
  • Greg Wright is a freelance editor, writer, and film critic who spent several years on the Lord of the Rings lecture circuit.  His published titles include Peter Jackson in Perspective and the novella West of the Gospel: A Tale of the Fewkes Legacy, written under the pseudonym W. John MacGregor. He has degrees in Computer Science, English Literature, and Theology, and lives in Des Moines,WA with his wonderful wife Jennifer and two cats, Grynne and Bearrett.  In addition to The SeaTac Blog, you can find his writing at Past the Popcorn and BoothTarkington.com.
  • Bryan Charles, Intern, Big Picture High School. Bryan, 16, is an Artist/Animator who has created an original ongoing cartoon series called ‘3 Frog Bros.’
  • Shawn Underwood, Humor Columnist: Twenty-five years of living in Burien gives this Humorist much fodder for her writings. All of her stories are true, or at least have a grain of truth with no added embellishments. Or something like that.

Aside from striving to be the main (and most timely being that we update several times per day) News Source for the areas we cover, our Local Blogs do things few others do; we actually strive to serve and help our community!

Over the last two years, we’ve helped raise more than $13,000 for needy area residents ranging from two local food banks to victims of a fatal apartment fire and more.

We’re also active members of both Discover Burien and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce.

South King Media is part of Schaefer’s company LOL Dudez, LLC.

To learn more about our offerings, please email Scott directly, or give us a call our studio/office: (206) 248-2565


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