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20 MARCH 2014

How the Guardian built multimedia interactive Firestorm

"Firestorm, the Guardian's multimedia interactive centred around this year's bushfires in Tasmania, was launched in tandem with Guardian Australia and has received widespread praise on the web for its moving and immersive portrayal of a crisis.

The interactive combines feature writer Jon Henley's text with video and audio footage, some shot by the Guardian team and some supplied by residents of Dunalley, the town at the heart of the story, as well as interviews with residents and maps of the area."

(Alastair Reid, 29 May 2013)

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2013 • arresting image • Australia • Blackman Bay • bushfires • Charlie English • crisis • Daan Louter • Dunalley • firestorm • Firestorm (2013) • forest fire • Francesca Panetta • Guardian Australia • Guardian Firestorm • Guardian Unlimitedi-Doc • immersive portrayal • interactive editor • interactive featuresinteractive multimediainteractive storytellingjetty • Jon Henley • Jonathan Richards • Katherine Viner • Laurence Topham • multimedia interactive • multimedia narrative • multimedia project • online multimedia • powerful human story • rich media • Snow Fall (New York Times) • special projects • Tasmania • Tim Holmes

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Simon Perkins
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