I currently work at Medium, where I'm the VP of Publisher Growth & Strategy.
I previously worked at BuzzFeed, where I started as a senior editor back in 2007. After a brief stint helping launch YouTube Nation in 2014, I was in charge of expanding BuzzFeed's international footprint, and launched our offices in the U.K., Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Canada, Mexico, Spain and Japan. You can always see more of my FASCINATING work history on LinkedIn.
In my past life as a journalist, I wrote for Salon.com, Der Spiegel, Details, LA Weekly, Intro, and the East Bay Express. In 2004, I was a Fulbright grant recipient in Berlin, and in 2003 I graduated from NYU's Cultural Reporting & Critism program.
i18n is my weekly-ish round up of links, GIFs and other HTML of note about global digital media. It's been described as "fun," "not terrible" and "actually quite informative" by readers. Subscribe here.
The name i18n is a numeronym, which means (per Wikipedia) that the "18 stands for the number of letters between the first i and the last n in the word 'internationalization.'"
— "BuzzFeed Gets Taste of Chinese Market in Deal With Media Giant" (Bloomberg, 2018)
— "Here's how BuzzFeed is thinking about its international growth" (Nieman Lab, 2015)
For inquires, you can reach me at slamb(at)medium.com.
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— Scott, 2019