Resources for multimedia storytellers

Key issues in content production, PR management and broadcasting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Podcast.”

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.

Blinder’s Best of 2020

By Jared Thompson | January 14, 2021

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

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.

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!

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.