Animated Texts: Selective Renditions of News Stories

  • Christian Heath
  • Gillian Nicholls
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 160)


The following chapter is concerned with the ways in which journalists, working in an international news agency, coordinate the production of news stories with each other. In particular, it explores how journalists animate stories on which they are working and thereby render their own activities visible to colleagues within the newsroom. Although the analysis is principally concerned with the ways in which textual embedded stories are voiced and shaped in and through talk and interaction, it also considers, more generally, how tools and technologies feature in everyday collaborative work.


News Story Computer Support Cooperative Work News Production Harvester Wheatsheaf Local Milieu 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Heath
    • 1
  • Gillian Nicholls
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Nottingham and King’s CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Middlesex UniversityUK

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