SUNDAY READING: Seattle Times magazine spotlights local media, with WSB mention

If you read the Sunday Seattle Times, you might have seen the cover story for this week’s Pacific NW Magazine section, Ron Judd‘s overview of our city’s local-media scene, nine years after the region was rocked by news of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer scrapping its print edition. We’re honored to have been included in the coverage, with Mike Siegel‘s photo of WSB’s living-room newsroom and a mention of independent-local-online-only news leaders/survivors, including us. The story starts on page 10 of the print magazine in today’s Times, and you can also read it online.

It’s now been more than 10 years since WSB went commercial in fall 2007, covering West Seattle 24/7, and we’ve been so busy covering the news that there wasn’t time for an anniversary party, but we do want to say “thank you” – to everyone who comes here to find out what’s up, and to everyone who sends tips and photos and lost/found pet notices and calendar listings and more. “Community collaboration” is and continues to be what WSB is all about. And huge thanks to the local businesses who advertise on WSB – reaching local customers and making it possible for us to continue comprehensive local-news coverage 24/7.

23 Replies to "SUNDAY READING: Seattle Times magazine spotlights local media, with WSB mention"

  • NW March 11, 2018 (3:32 pm)

    Thanks for being a great local news source but let’s also not promote another reason to move to West Seattle. 

  • Al March 11, 2018 (3:45 pm)


  • Onion March 11, 2018 (4:18 pm)

    I have always admired your dedication and timeliness. Thank you very, very much. West Seattle is a stronger, more connected community thanks to you both.

  • Gina March 11, 2018 (4:38 pm)

    Let the merlot flow!

  • Chas Redmond March 11, 2018 (4:39 pm)

    “… In the civic island of West Seattle…” I love everyone’s characterization about our little metro-in-a-metro (or is that city-in-a-jar?).

  • kumalavula March 11, 2018 (4:57 pm)

    i always go directly to the blog if i want to know what’s happening, whether i’m home in west seattle or checking in from the other side of the globe. the high caliber of journalism, the attention to detail, the care with which you report on issues relevant to our community and the fact other media sources cite your reporting all speak to how well respected you and your work are in the seattle area. all accolades completely well earned!

    thank you for your tireless hard work.

  • JayDee March 11, 2018 (6:06 pm)

    As the Seattle Times gets thinner and thinner you have been consistent and comparatively getting thicker. The CP coffee property purchase may not have happened without your blog. 

    – JayDee

  • Clay Eals March 11, 2018 (6:08 pm)

    Congrats, Tracy and Patrick, for the prominent coverage, and thanks for your assiduous community service over the past decade. You say you haven’t had time for a 10th anniversary party, but that’s not quite true. I was grateful to have the opportunity to do a 10th anniversary interview with you for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society a little more than a year ago as part of SouthWest Stories. Clicking the link and scrolling down will reveal video of the one-hour session, which, to me, at least, was a fine party. Thanks again for taking the time to articulately, enthusiastically and pointedly recount your intrepid history, and thanks for your comprehensive, “How can they possibly do it?” day-in, day-out coverage. The Seattle Times aptly showcased you with a photo. You set and continually meet an admirably high standard for journalism, and given the sad and stark decline in other areas of the profession, we in West Seattle are profoundly fortunate.

    Clay Eals

  • jack March 11, 2018 (7:42 pm)

    I’ve seen community blogs around just disappear because they don’t have the commercial support, or more importantly, the community support.  You are totally 24/7 and the best.  Plus the web page layout is the finest kind.  WSB is what the rest of the City  Blogs aspire to.  Top Notch.  

  • miws March 11, 2018 (7:44 pm)

    Congrats, WSB! 


  • Alkisalish March 11, 2018 (8:19 pm)

    Congratulations!  The best local resource!  Thanks for keeping us informed.

  • Debbie Atkinson March 11, 2018 (8:21 pm)

    Reading the Pacific Magazine this morning, I turned the page and there was a photo of Tracy and Patrick!  So much has changed in media, as the article pointed out, and you knew it was coming.   Happy Anniversary!    I love our “civic island” and the  news and community you offer.  Did you ever  think people would wonder about development, or a helicopter or whales and say “Let’s check The Blog?”

  • Andrew March 11, 2018 (9:03 pm)

    Thanks to Tracy & Patrick for making our community more like family.  As we grow as a city, you make it possible for West Seattle to still feel like a small town as we raise each other.

  • Lola March 11, 2018 (9:10 pm)

    Read the article and loved it.  Thank you Tracy & Patrick for everything you do for community. 

  • Chris Stripinis March 11, 2018 (10:01 pm)

    I saw that article today and was glad you got recognized by the Times.  Thanks for all you do for West Seattle, Tracy and Patrick!

  • Elisabeth March 12, 2018 (12:17 am)

    I was so pleased to see Tracy and Patrick included in Ron Judd’s article! I have long appreciated the journalistic standards that they bring to WSB.

  • old timer March 12, 2018 (3:13 am)

    With respect to the Time’s piece, the evolution of news in the digital age is in a sorry state. I appreciate WSB’s neighborhood coverage and the interaction of my fellow posters. However, I remember better times. I am old enough to remember  when local TV  news was as good as any city in the country.  I recall being entertained by Emmitt Watson’s columns. I remember the Bellevue Journal American. I wonder what happened to quality journalism.

  • WSB Fan March 12, 2018 (8:34 am)

    You are top notch.  I read the WSB before the Seattle Times every day.  Incredible resource for our community.  Thank you. 

  • Joan March 12, 2018 (8:50 am)

    Kudos! Thank you for all you do. I too depend on the WS Blog to know what’s happening in our community. I’m so glad you have the business support that helps makes it possible. There’s probably not a day that I don’t check the Blog.

  • Emily T March 12, 2018 (12:27 pm)

    Bravo! Your hard work is much appreciated.

  • SaraB March 12, 2018 (1:16 pm)

    In our house, we joke that a sparrow doesn’t fall in West Seattle without it being noted on the Blog.  Thank you for your (seemingly) tireless dedication to our community!  You make a huge difference for all of us out here on the Rock.  

  • KD March 12, 2018 (7:08 pm)

    I also echo what others express and deeply appreciate what a jewel we have and Tracy and Patrick (and son also?) and the few contributors of happenings coverage and photography when Tracy and Patrick can’t get there. I would feel such a hole if for some reason The WSB ceased to exist. I literally check it morning before work, in middle of day break and one last roundup before sleep. Goes without saying that all devotees of WSB snap onto it to find out about ‘why’ that loud noise, helicopter, sirens or even happy events (the whales are going by! the whales are going by!!) I love how fierce Tracy is in affirming to the uneducated of how WSB is a real and tangible (and highly decorated) news source. One question/wish though… I would love to see you two do a nice long piece about yourselves, (meeting, past work history, how WSB came about in early infancy and the evolution, and what the plans are for future for when you don’t-wanna-do-it-no-mores. Who’s going to take over and fill two pair of very big journalistic treads?) I also REALLY want to know how you do this all without seeming to ever, ever take or be on vacation? I know a bit of Tracy’s back history of local television (and California also?) and your dad being a writer down there (?) I know you’d both be shy about putting out a story on yourselves when you are the storm chasers and not the storm, but I’m sure others would echo back to me that they too would love to know the story of the ‘story deliverers’ that entertain and quench our thirst each day. (Please?) Haven’t looked at Sundays paper yet, but I look forward to the article, and Congratulations again.

  • John March 13, 2018 (9:23 am)

    As a long time reader and frequent critic, I congratulate Tracy and WSB for emerging from their anonymous roots to a well loved  and succesful West Seattle institution.


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