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The social-media side of war

Dr. Michael Serazio, assistant professor of communications, said that, from Matthew Brady’s photos of Civil War battlefields to the Vietnam War in U.S. living rooms via the nightly news, media accounts of war “collapse the time and space of experiencing distant events,” making war ever more immediate and accessible. “And each time a new technology emerges,” he said, “it seems to bring us closer and closer to the front.”

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 7/20/14

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