To get something posted on South King Media’s network of local websites, please follow these instructions:
Have a Story Idea or News Tip?
- If you have a news tip or story idea, please email it to [email protected] or call our office at (206) 659-1282. You can also text us or leave a voicemail 24/7 at (206) 659-8768.
- If you’re a business owner interested in Advertising, or would like a “Blogvertorial” (aka Native/Sponsored Advertising) story posted, please contact Sales Manager Theresa Schaefer at [email protected], or call our office at (206) 659-1282.
- Send your words as plain text within an email or as an attached text file.
- Send separate PDFs or .jpegs of photos, posters, artwork, etc. as attachments.
- Please do NOT send a Word doc with everything formatted like you think it should appear on the blog (i.e.: with bold/italic or embedded photos). We don’t work well with Word docs anymore, and it’s a big hassle to export everything properly for our website.
- Please do NOT email us Publisher files as we’re Mac-based and can’t read them (we can read PDF files though, but please make sure they allow copy & pasting of text – test it first!).
- To get your company’s marketing in front of our engaged, local monthly Readers – and our growing, highly-engaged social media network – please email Sales Manager Theresa Schaefer directly at [email protected] or call our office at (206) 659-1282.
- If you’ve been the victim of a crime in the area, please email an incident/case number, date, location, photos/videos if available and description of what happened to [email protected], and we’ll consider doing a story about it.
- We believe that sharing crime news is an important way to promote community safety, awareness, and accountability. It also helps to inform and educate our readers about criminal activity in the area, including the types of crimes being committed and where they are occurring. This knowledge can help individuals take precautions to avoid becoming victims themselves, and also assist law enforcement in their investigations.
- Obits cost just $125 each – a much better deal than paying upwards of $1,500 or more for an obit in a Seattle newspaper (plus, we rank very high in Google searches)! Please send text and a photo to [email protected].
- Letters to the editor may be submitted by email to [email protected].
- Letters submitted for publication must include the author’s full name and city of residence, which will be published, as well as a physical address, email and phone number for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters or ones using pseudonyms will not be published.
- Letters submitted by multiple parties require one person to act as the group’s spokesperson; ie: “– Jane Doe on behalf of the following 22 residents“
- Letter writers are limited to one letter per week.
- Letters are limited to 600 words each; letters longer than 600 words will be cut at the editor’s discretion.
- All letters are subject to editing for style, grammar and factual accuracy.
- We may ask you to cite your sources if you’re making any claims.
- Letters that contain profanity, false claims or potentially libelous statements, as determined by the editor, will not be published.
- Letters responding to previously published letters should refer to the previously published letter’s headline and publication date rather than referring to the letter‘s author by name.
- During election season, Letters regarding an election issue or candidate will not be published within the week preceding any election.
- We do not post every Letter to the Editor we receive. However, we advise Letter writers to write with clarity, facts and not emotion. Please do not make any personal attacks or spread mis/dis-information.
- If you’ve found or lost a pet, please email text about the animal (where lost or found, detailed description, etc.) – along with a .jpeg photo if possible – to [email protected].
- We occasionally run a feature called “Photo Friday,” and we’re always looking for interesting pics. If you have any photos for us, please email minimum 1200-pixel wide, higher-resolution .JPEG(s) to [email protected].
- FOR NON-PROFITS: We typically do not charge for basic event listings in our events calendar (email info to [email protected]). Should you wish to have greater exposure (including on social media), at our standard non-profit rate of 15% off rate card pricing, please email [email protected]. We can work with most any budget.
- FOR BUSINESSES: For for-profits/businesses, we charge $250 for a featured ‘Blogvertorial’ story, which appears in our regular, main content section as a “Sponsored Post,” and if it’s an event, also in our Event Calendar. Email your text (and attach photos/posters/etc.) if you’d like it posted, and we will then email you an Invoice.
- DONATE TO US! Please support us – your generous donation can help us continue and expand our award-winning local journalism by:
If you appreciate our award-winning, local, independent journalism…
- THANK US PUBLICLY AT YOUR EVENT! A simple “Thanks to The B-Town Blog” shout-out will make us all fuzzy and warm!
- MAKE US AN IN-KIND SPONSOR! Email [email protected] and we’ll send you a high-res version of our logo, which you can place on your poster/website.
- Donate to our Freelance Fund! These funds are earmarked to pay local Writers/Creators to do work for us. Email [email protected] for details.
- Recommend/Share us to others who might enjoy our services.
- BE NICE! Mean people suck. We’re humans with feelings too…a small Mom & Pop/totally indie local family biz in fact!
Letters to The Editor:
We welcome comments from our engaged readers in the form of Letters to the Editor.
How to Repay Us for Helping You:
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (206) 659-1282 or email [email protected]. Please note that we receive a LOT of emails everyday; if we don’t respond right away it’s not that we’re ignoring you – it’s more likely that we’ve overlooked it (so just ping us again!).