Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages [NOOK Book]

Overview

This book will assist journalists and Flash developers who are working together to bring video, audio, still photos, and animated graphics together into one complete Web-based package.

This book is not just another Flash book because it focuses on the need of journalists to tell an accurate story and provide accurate graphics. This book will illustrate how to animate graphics such as maps, illustrations, and diagrams using Flash. It will show ...
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Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages

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Overview

This book will assist journalists and Flash developers who are working together to bring video, audio, still photos, and animated graphics together into one complete Web-based package.

This book is not just another Flash book because it focuses on the need of journalists to tell an accurate story and provide accurate graphics. This book will illustrate how to animate graphics such as maps, illustrations, and diagrams using Flash. It will show journalists how to integrate high-quality photos and audio interviews into a complete news package for the Web.

Each lesson in the book is followed by a learning summary so that journalists can review the skills they have acquired along the way. In addition, the book's six case studies will allow readers to study the characteristics of news packages created with Flash by journalists and Web developers at The Washington Post, MSNBC.com, and Canadian and European news organizations.

This book will assist journalists and Flash developers who are working together to bring video, audio, still photos, and animated graphics together into one complete Web-based package.

This book is not just another Flash book because it focuses on the need of journalists to tell an accurate story and provide accurate graphics. This book will illustrate how to animate graphics such as maps, illustrations, and diagrams using Flash. It will show journalists how to integrate high-quality photos and audio interviews into a complete news package for the Web.

Each lesson in the book is followed by a learning summary so that journalists can review the skills they have acquired along the way. In addition, the book's six case studies will allow readers to study the characteristics of news packages created with Flash by journalists and Web developers at The Washington Post, MSNBC.com, and Canadian and European news organizations. Perfect for photojournalists who want to create or produce online slide shows with audio.

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Editorial Reviews

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"If you are an online editor, photojournalist or journalist, this is a resource that will hone your skills in this increasingly important area of journalism." - Writing magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136035371
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/7/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 1,248,547
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Mindy McAdams is currently Professor and Knight Chair for Journalism at theUniversity of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications; she is a member of the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists, and AEJMC. She has co-authored The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers, and Journalists (2003) and has written several articles about teaching for the Online Journalism Review. Her past jobs included content developer (Digital Ink/The Washington Post), Web strategist (American Press Institute), copy editor (The Washington Post and Time magazine), and producer (Prodigy Services Co.).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A new form of storytelling 3
Ch. 2 What Flash brings to online media 23
Lesson 1 Drawing tools 45
Lesson 2 Simple animation 59
Lesson 3 Putting Flash online 73
Lesson 4 Buttons 89
Lesson 5 Making buttons do things 99
Lesson 6 Movie clips 117
Lesson 7 Working with photos 145
Lesson 8 Working with sound 187
Lesson 9 Working with text 221
Lesson 10 Building slideshows with sound 251
Case study 1 Washingtonpost.com sniper shootings 299
Case study 2 Star Tribune slideshow tool 317
Case study 3 ElPais.es March 11 attacks 339
Case study 4 CBC Radio 3 367
Case study 5 MSNBC.com the big picture 391
Case study 6 Agence France-Presse : Tour de France 415
Afterword : the future 439
About the Flash journalists 445
App. A Preloaders 459
App. B Loading SWFs into SWFs 465
App. C Video in Flash 471
Flash reserved words list 479
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