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Flash Journalism by Mindy McAdams

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Case Study 2

Star Tribune Slideshow Tool

URL: http://www.startribune.com/stories/319/

  1. Interview Date: May 17, 2004
  2. Location: Minneapolis
  3. Interview Subjects:
  • Dave Braunger, Designer/Artist
  • Regina McCombs, Multimedia Producer

“If I have to open up a linear Flash file and tweak stuff, that takes time. The tool takes it out of my hands and puts it back into the editor’s hands.”

—Dave Braunger

Time was the problem. Not that building a slideshow took very long, but with a total of four designers working on the online edition, their availability is at a premium.

“Plus, we were reinventing the wheel every time,” said Regina McCombs. Each slideshow had a new design. So she and Dave Braunger started talking about creating a template in Flash that ...

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