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Flash Journalism by Mindy McAdams

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Case Study 1

washingtonpost.com Sniper Shootings

URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/daily/oct02/snipershootings.htm

  1. Interview Date: April 25, 2003
  2. Location: Arlington, Virginia
  3. Interview Subjects:
  • Giovanni Calabro, News Design Manager
  • Brian Cordyack, Senior Designer
  • Nelson Hsu, Senior Designer

“This was our first test of building something on the fly, and updating it as we go along, and having no idea how long the story was going to be, and trusting that we knew the technology well enough that we could fix any problems that came up.”

—Brian Cordyack

On Oct. 3, 2002, snipers shot and killed five people in suburban Maryland and Washington, D.C. By Oct. 9, the snipers had shot nine people; seven had died. People in the area felt ...

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