Expert comment from the University of Pennsylvania
U.S. Condemns New Photos of Soldiers Posing With Afghan Corpses
What is the fascination with this activity
“There is a long history of such images [appearing during] wartime,” Prof. Zelizer says. “The only difference now is that they are being circulated widely through the Internet.”
Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D.
Raymond Williams Chair in Communication
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
How news images affect the public
- Journalism and cultural studies
- Media criticism
- Studies of journalism as a cultural practice
Note: Prof. Zelizer is author of About to Die: How News Images Move the Public (Oxford, 2010).