Interview Bias

It’s Time to Change the Way We Interview and Build Teams

Let’s face it: Interviews are nerve-wracking situations. The thought of being picked apart for your dream job by a simple sheet of paper, and the best explanation of your entire career in an hour-long meeting, can make even the most...

/ August 17, 2017

Lessons for the news media from Charlottesville

It’s a new unexpectedly raw moment in America. We find ourselves still able to be stunned, and that in and of itself is stunning given the rapid-fire explosions of news we’ve experienced since the election. For media, the events in...

/ August 16, 2017

Backstage Podcast Interview with Brett deMarrais of Ludlow Ventures

In this episode, Arlan shares an impromptu interview recorded on her iPhone with Brett deMarrais, Partner at Detroit-based Ludlow Ventures. Listen in as they discuss the challenges of scaling a pre-seed/seed-stage venture fund and supporting your portfolio through the good...

/ August 16, 2017

The Maynard Institute launches new diversity initiatives

For the past year, the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education has been renovating the organization from the ground up through a major “Maynard Re-Imagined” project, during which it reconsidered what the Institute could and should offer to the...

/ August 9, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Divine & BLAK Fintech

Meet Divine, Founder and CEO of BLAK Fintech. BLAK, which stands for “Building Leverage Acquiring Knowledge,” is an online and mobile financial services company. Its mission is to build affordable and tech-driven personal financial and banking products with a focus...

/ August 8, 2017

Test it before you try it: Findings from the Engaging News Project’s homepage redesign study

A study comparing redesigns of homepages for news organizations in the United States and Canada found that contemporary designs with more images and less text resonate more with readers — but noted that experimenting with the redesign and doing before-and-after...

/ August 7, 2017

Trend Report: The Rise of Live Video Streaming

We’ve been talking a lot at feedly about how trends are coming and going at what feels like a faster rate than ever. That made us think: What can we do to help you stay on top of these new...

/ August 6, 2017

Woke: A New Media Platform Gives Voice to People from Underrepresented Communities

“Right now we’re in a pivotal moment in media. We’re seeing stories in mainstream platforms that are really putting communities of color and queer folks up in front of storylines, whereas traditionally it’s been hard for us to get into...

/ August 2, 2017

Why Women Need to Get Out There and Speak

Poornima Vijayashanker at the 2016 Tech Inclusion Conference You don’t have to be a history buff to know that women have not been given equal opportunities to share their voice throughout America’s existence as a country. In a powerful talk...

/ July 28, 2017
IBM Design Studio

How IBM Uses Design Thinking to Better Implement & Understand Diversity

The Austin Urban Tech Movement has made great strides here in Austin, Texas by hosting meetup events targeting minorities in technology. The group hosts these events at the biggest tech companies in Central Texas including Amazon, Oracle and Indeed. Each event...

/ July 28, 2017