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    Why wouldn’t you record all your media interviews? NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants to know

    By Caley Wilson | May 1, 2021

    Aaron Rodgers sets records in every game he plays. He also records all his interviews. And he’s curious why other athletes, and anyone who talks with the media don’t.

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    How breaking news teams beat the competition in a post-COVID world

    By Jared Thompson | April 27, 2021

    Being first matters in news. So why do media organizations lag behind the times in connecting with sources of breaking news? Technology has provided us means to instantly connect with nearly anyone else in the world.

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    Never reschedule a media interview again

    By Caley Wilson | April 25, 2021

    Many journalists have cited unanswered calls as a primary pain point. And, as someone who set up interviews with numerous high-profile sports stars, nothing frustrated me more than redoing all the liaison work.

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    The easiest way to record media interviews in 2021

    By Jared Thompson | April 20, 2021

    Leading journalists use Blinder to capture video and audio recordings of their media interviews by phone and computer.

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    11 things we can learn from Sesame Street’s Grover about media interview training

    By Hollie McDowell | April 13, 2021

    Even for seasoned professionals, butterflies might still float in the stomach whilst readying for an interview. Only strategic preparation and practice create a confident, and likable, spokesperson.

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    What the host of Netflix’s “Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons” can teach us about virtual interviewing

    By Jared Thompson | March 31, 2021

    Paul Connolly, an investigative journalist from Ireland and host of the first season of Netflix’s “Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons,” offered his tips to online interviewing in a recent “The Journalism.co.uk Podcast.”

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    Emirates Team New Zealand wins the 36th America's Cup

    Another trophy for the mantel!

    By Caley Wilson | March 18, 2021

    When we launched our start-up Blinder, one of the first emails I wrote was to Emirates Team New Zealand. I didn’t know how they’d respond – or even if. I didn’t know anyone there. They certainly didn’t know me.

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    Blinder’s Best of 2020

    By Jared Thompson | January 14, 2021

    The conversations that inspired us at Blinder in 2020. #thisisBlinder

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    How to Make Your Computer Faster (without Buying or Downloading Anything)

    By Jared Thompson | December 20, 2020

    It’s a really good time to improve the performance of your computer by leaving the digital traces of 2020 behind. If your system is running slow, regularly crashing or otherwise acting strangely, the first thing you should do is check for Malware.

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    Stuff Election News Desk

    The Right Stuff

    By Jared Thompson | November 27, 2020

    Blinder transformed Stuff’s ability to report on the unfolding drama of Vote 2020. We were able to mount a fast-moving 4-hour livestream, at a fraction of the cost spent by other media organisations. This truly was a game-changer!

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    Is the Secret to Success Just Being Average?

    By Jared Thompson | November 10, 2020

    We regularly overestimate our own qualities and abilities in relation to those of other people. This is a condition of cognitive bias termed illusory superiority. You can go read the science for yourself, but I’m here to argue given this condition, achieving success lies not in begin superior but being….well, average.

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    The Future of Radio…is Video

    By Jared Thompson | November 4, 2020

    Experts agree that for radio stations to survive, they’ll need to adopt digital infrastructure and adapt to non-linear channels. To compete in this media landscape, their content will have to serve a wide range of audiences on various platforms. And, to reap the rewards of those channels, many will turn to video storytelling.

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    11 reasons competitive PR & content teams prefer Blinder

    By Caley Wilson | September 9, 2020

    “We want to tell great stories ourselves and through the media, to take everyone further behind the scenes than ever before, and to deeply connect our team with fans, viewers and sponsors.” Nearly every pro and college sports team have goals along the lines of the above. But for the communications professionals behind the headlines,…

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    The Good, Bad an Ugly of Serving an Entire Industry During a Pandemic

    By Jared Thompson | July 1, 2020

    Beau White, director of creatives services for the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) joins episode 11 of The Other Side. White discusses the successes and challenges from CoSIDA’s virtual conference, how it’s helping its members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the organization continues to push ahead with its goals, with a…

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    The Four Pillars of Looking (and Sounding) Great on Video

    By Jared Thompson | June 30, 2020

    Looking and feeling your best on camera can make or break your interviews. So, if you’re stepping into video calls for the first time, or you want to get the most out of Blinder’s toolkit, you’re at the right place. Here are a few ways to keep your editing team happy and hungry for more.

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    Power and Pressure

    By Jared Thompson | June 27, 2020

    Blinder powers the Washington Post’s innovative oral history of the 2019 Women’s World Cup Champions. “On the one-year anniversary of their march to a fourth World Cup title, this is how — in their own words — the U.S. women’s national soccer team reclaimed the trophy while fighting gender discrimination at home.” It’s not often…

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    Live stream your Blinder video calls with ease

    By Jared Thompson | May 1, 2020

    Skip the queue and broadcast calls live. Learn how in less than 9 minutes with this brief tutorial.

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    Is this virtual reality? Sports in limbo for WNBA’s Danielle Robinson

    By Jared Thompson | April 29, 2020

    Three-time WNBA All-Star Danielle Robinson of the Las Vegas Aces shares thoughts on the first post-COVID virtual draft, training in isolation as a pro athlete, joining a new team & what needs to happen to promote women in sports.

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    Innovation at Home with Lenoir-Rhyne Assistant Athletic Director Jeremy Zalacca

    By Jared Thompson | April 27, 2020

    Lenoir-Rhyne University assistant athletic director Jeremy Zalacca joins Blinder’s Jared Thompson on this edition of The Other Side. Zalacca leads the Division II program’s media and PR efforts.

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    Scott Styris Joins The Other Side

    By Caley Wilson | April 14, 2020

    Cricket extraordinaire Scott Styris joins Blinder co-founder Caley Wilson for this special edition of The Other Side.

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    Workshop: See how content creators are excelling from home

    By Jared Thompson | April 12, 2020

    Join the Blinder team and special guest presenters for a webinar on Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. ET (United States). What’s my time? Experts in remote work, media relations and media production join to discuss strategies for using Blinder’s remote content management platform to create fresh, engaging content in minimal time (even in isolation.)…

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    Serving rugby’s hungriest audience from the couch: Phil Daly of the Leeds Rhinos

    By Caley Wilson | April 11, 2020

    Despite rarely leaving his residence, Phil Daly, head of media & PR for the Leeds Rhinos is one of the most productive humans in sport. Phil has tackled content creation barriers by giving his athletes and staff voice as entertainers during the coronavirus lockdown period. Blinder co-founder Caley Wilson catches up with Phil for a…

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    The Other Side, Episode 2

    By Jared Thompson | April 9, 2020

    Blinder co-founder Caley Wilson and colleague Jared Thompson co-host this weekly series highlighting work from a global array of content creators and talent managers. Episode 2 dives into the innovations remote content creators are developing during the coronavirus outbreak.

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    The Other Side, Episode 1

    By Jared Thompson | April 2, 2020

    With a global network of partners from whom to showcase examples, we’ve started a weekly series highlighting what our array of content creators and talent managers are producing. We’ve seen athletes enhance brand engagement, media industries unite and one-person departments become content pioneers. The Other Side will attempt to connect our two hemispheres as we…

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    Get started in video editing with our Adobe Premiere templates

    By Jared Thompson | March 25, 2020

    No video editing skills? No worries. Download these templates, watch our tutorial, and publish like a pro in 30 minutes or less. Step 1: Download Template These templates are designed for novice content creators who have at least beginner knowledge of Adobe software and want to get up-and-running fast. The files in these templates require…

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    We’re here to help. Try our #RemoteLife Starter Pack.

    By Ross McConnell | March 24, 2020

    Blinder can help you tell better stories, faster, with video. And we can do it now. Blinder is for broadcasters and publishers who want to make the news without relying on camera crews, for podcasters and bloggers who want an easy break into video, and for publicists and talent managers who need a safe and…

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    Lessons from a remote nation: How media teams can thrive when everyone’s been sent home

    By Ross McConnell | March 18, 2020

    Feeling isolated and removed from the action all of a sudden? Welcome to life-as-usual in New Zealand. As borders seal off, offices shut down, and people around the world adjust to the reality of working life separated from their peers and their everyday tools of trade, New Zealanders should adapt faster than most. As a…

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    How JMU Athletics Powers Championship Communications

    By Jared Thompson | March 4, 2020

    Blinder is fantastic and I’ll tell you why… Chris Brooks describes how using Blinder has impacted JMU Athletics. If you haven’t heard much about James Madison University’s athletics programs, don’t worry. You will soon. The Harrisonburg, Virginia, campus routinely supplies NCAA tournaments with title favorites and handfuls of underdogs who train in a picturesque mountain…

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    Disrupting Media to Create Accessibility | Sports Tech Feed

    By blinderhq | February 3, 2020

    Listen to the interview on Sports Tech Feed or using the player above. As the communications manager of New Zealand Rugby League, Caley Wilson was frustrated with what he saw as huge limitations around how teams and leagues could make their athletes accessible and get their stories told. So he co-founded Blinder to unlock the…

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    Productivity Hacks from Sports Technology Leaders

    By blinderhq | January 27, 2020

    How are you doing on that New Year’s Resolution? Us, too. Never fear. Benjamin Penkert, founder of SportsTechX, will motivate you to get back on track with his compilation of productivity hacks he’s distilled from a year’s worth of podcast interviews. Read the Full Article Among the voices is our own co-founder, Caley Wilson. Here’s…

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