Contact: Craig Chamberlain
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: The dead and wounded get little mention in wartime news coverage, whether it's World War I or Iraq, says Scott Althaus, a professor of political science and of communication at the University of Illinois. Althaus led a study analyzing nearly 2,000 war-related stories that appeared in the New York Times over five major conflicts. He is pictured in front of columns honoring World War I dead at the university's Memorial Stadium.
Credit: L. Brian Stauffer, University of Illinois News Bureau
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