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  • There have been a lot of cats in The New York Times, and not all just for fun

    Journalism professor Matthew Ehrlich found hundreds of cat tales, both fun and serious, over 140 years of New York Times history. In the process, he also found evidence of our evolving relationship with animals and reasons to "take animal news seriously."

    Journalism professor Matthew Ehrlich found hundreds of cat tales, both fun and serious, over 140 years of New York Times history. In the process, he also found evidence of our evolving relationship with animals and reasons to "take animal news seriously."

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  • To reach Matthew Ehrlich, call 217-333-1365; email mehrlich@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Taking Animal News Seriously: Cat Tales in The New York Times” is available online (access may be restricted) or from the News Bureau.