I was in Paris last week to spend some time with the BuzzFeed France team. The Harvey Weinstein story has kicked off an enormous cultural conversation about sexual harassment there, with the viral hashtag #BalanceTonPorc (rat out your pig) leading to possible new legislation that would impose fines for street harassment.
And for those of you in New York, I'm working with a small group of folks there who focus on international media to start meeting up on a semi-regular basis, to talk about challenges, opportunities and trends. If you're interested in possibly joining, please reach out! email@example.com
The Washington Post is focusing on international expansion these days. Currently, the Post says it has 90 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S. and 30 million internationally. On the business side, it has been licensing its publishing technology to international publishers, and just hired an executive in London to build out a branded content studio for advertisers in Europe. (Digiday)
Hearst bought Rodale's global business, which includes titles like Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Runner’s World, for a total of 93 editions in 64 countries around the world. (Adweek)
Time Out is reinventing itself with a new business model, which focuses more on affiliate revenue and expanding their global footprint through translation and adaptation. (AdExchanger)
A look at why stopping fake news on WhatsApp is so much harder than even Facebook. (Poynter)
Earlier this month, the BBC continued it's amazing expansion of language services, launching four new languages in India -- Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Telugu -- plus a nightly TV news bulletin in Hindi. (BBC)
This one was widely shared on international media Twitter last week: "13 Things I Learned From Six Years At the Guardian," by now-former Guardian executive editor for audience Mary Hamilton. (Medium)
What bartenders order in airports: If you're ever faced with a long layover in a random airport, these tips might come in handy. (GQ)
A semi-regular roundup of links, images and other HTML of note about trends and ideas in global digital media, put together by Scott Lamb.
About the name:
i18n is a numeronym, per Wikipedia, "where 18 stands for the number of letters between the first i and the last n in the word 'internationalization.'"