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This list was compiled to accompany a presentation at the annual AEJMC conference, held in San Antonio, Texas, in 2005. You will need the Flash player to view the examples. Download it (FREE) from Macromedia.
Below you'll find lists of audio editing gear and audio editing software. Scroll and see.
Examples of Photojournalism in Flash
Not all sites use audio, but many do. If you right-click/Win or Control-click/Mac on a photo, you can tell whether the presentation is Flash or not. Most are.
Links to Many Multimedia Journalism Examples
These sites are updated frequently with new examples.
Audio Gathering and Editing
It's one thing to build a slideshow that allows online users to view your photos and captions and quite another thing to go out and gather audio at the scene, then bring it back, edit it properly, and use it in your slideshow. Some photojournalists have been doing this since the late 1990s, though, so there's a lot of good information about how to do it.
"Sound in the Story" (PDF file), by J. Carl Ganter and Eileen E. Ganter
The Invisible Art," by Eric Nuzum
Transom.org / Tools page
"Capturing Audio," from CBC Radio / Outfront
Courses from the BBC
audio columns from DV.com
Audio Editing Gear
Note: You may want to invest in a line matching transformer (about $35). This (optional) device compensates for the difference between the professional mic's XLR output and the (inferior) mini jack input. I have a Shure A96F, which can also be used with a video camera. I like B&H for all the microphone stuff.
Audio Editing Software
Note: If you only record "in the studio" (that is, not in the field; maybe you don't really have a studio), you can use your audio editing software to record directly into your computer. Cheap computer microphones are available at stores such as Best Buy and Radio Shack, and these mics do an adequate job if the room acoustics are decent. Logitech and Plantronics make headsets that include a mic.