Chapter 2

What Flash Brings to Online Media

This book concerns the software package Flash, produced by Macromedia, and its use in journalism. Other popular software packages, such as Adobe’s Photoshop or Sony’s Sound Forge, are not the subject of books specifically covering their use in journalism. You can find books about the software, and books about photojournalism or radio journalism, for example, but not books about one type of software used in specific journalism applications.

Why is this book specific to the use of one software package? Because at this time, the software and the style of journalism produced with it can hardly be separated. The forms of journalism described in Chapter 1 are produced with Flash in almost all cases; ...

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