New Flash journalism tutorials

I would call this past 12 months “the year I re-learned ActionScript.” After a semester of teaching Adobe Flash CS4 and ActionScript 3.0 to journalism/design students, I’ve got a better handle on both. I’m not too worried about… Read More

Understanding the canvas in HTML5

Last week I tried to summarize key points about HTML5, the emerging standard that will affect the way Web pages — and other digital media — are created in the near future. There were two aspects of HTML5… Read More

Portrait of a great communicator

Yesterday I watched a documentary video I had TiVo’d earlier from the Sundance Channel: Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight Unfortunately it’s not yet available on Netflix (?!), even though it was released last May. I recommend that… Read More

21 examples of Flash journalism

These are interactive news packages I’ve selected to show to journalism students as we discuss some of the capabilities of Adobe Flash. Many are very recent. 1. Motion The first thing students learn to do in Flash is… Read More

Spending time with Los Angeles homicides

Have you seen the L.A. Times homicides map? I’m sure you’ve marveled at the New York Times homicides map, and perhaps you have also admired the Boston Globe homicides map. The L.A. map, however, has a lot (a… Read More

Updating Flash Journalism (Part 2)

The other day I received an e-mail from someone with a programming background who’s interested in learning how to build journalism packages in Flash. He asked how to get started and whether I was planning to release a… Read More

Flash and data, made for each other

Toxic Waters is a large investigative journalism package from The New York Times. Some folks say there is no place for this kind of series in journalism nowadays, with all the Sturm und Drang in the news business…. Read More