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Site Twitter handle

@westseattleblog

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/westseattleblog

Year launched

2005

Tax status

  • LLC

Primary revenue sources (50% or more)

  • Local advertising

Publishing platform

  • WordPress

E-newsletter

  • No

Is your site indexed on Google News?

  • Yes

City

Seattle

State

Washington

West Seattle Blog
Seattle, Washington
Tracy Record & Patrick Sand

West Seattle Blog is operated by Tracy Record and Patrick Sand. Topics: Local news, crime, traffic, events. Revenue: Advertising. Bonus points: Demonstrating that highly local advertising can anchor a modest business model. Sand and Record also publish White Center Now, a community blog.

Coverage area

  • Community or town

Mission

  • Cover general local news

Topics of coverage

  • Crime & justice
  • Local events
  • Other

Watchdog

  • Yes, occasional

Institutional partners

  • None

Content contributors

  • Professional journalists

Contributor compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff
  • Freelance or part-time paid staff

Revenue-side compensation

  • Full-time, paid staff without commission