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Brandon Sams is an experienced perspective journalist and writer with a concentration in digital media through management, copy-editing, writing, and content production. His work focuses on popular culture, critique, gaming and the intersection of internet culture and politics. With experience in commentary, news writing, blog writing, and reviews, Brandon has tackled every aspect of the news business from managing editor to producer.
Brandon Sams is a tech news reporter for Lifewire where his work focuses on gaming, internet culture, and social media among other areas of expertise. A digital writer, Sams has been involved in the media and content production since graduating in 2017 with a B.S. in Journalism from Texas State University. From doing PR content for Yum! Brands to AI-enhanced law firm Sunwise Law APC in Silicon Valley, his experience in the industry of mass communication and technology is expansive.
I have a first-generation Xbox One and a PS4 Pro for most of my gaming and entertainment needs. I previously had a Nintendo Switch, but I recently gifted it to my niece, so she can play along with her older brothers. For work (and on-the-go gaming needs) I use a Dell gaming laptop with an 8th Generation Intel i5 processor, 8GB memory, 128GB SSD, and a 1TB HDD that runs an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. For my phone, I use an iPhone XS 64GB complete with the Kardashian-favored LuMee Light-Up protective case for protection against the elements and the uncanny ability to make soft-light selfies look like studio photos
Lifewire allows me to cultivate my brand of identity-focused stories that feature the unknown and de-centered voices of people who make up the margins of the tech community. Focusing on these underserved perspectives and giving them a platform, which has allowed me to fulfill my mission in tech journalism: painting a fuller, more colorful picture of what gaming and internet communities look like and how they operate.
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