U.S. Condemns New Photos of Soldiers Posing With Afghan Corpses

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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

More info: http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/04/18/los_angeles_times_photos_u_s_soldiers_with_afghan_insurgent_corpses.html?from=rss/&wpisrc=newsletter_slatest

“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.”

Expert:

Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D.

Raymond Williams Chair in Communication

Annenberg School for Communication

University of Pennsylvania

Her bio: http://www.asc.upenn.edu/Faculty/Faculty-Bio.aspx?id=108

 

Research interests:

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).