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How Protests Shape Public Opinion

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Television screens of late have been filled with images of peaceful protests – and of violence. What the media choose to cover helps to form public opinion. Omar Wasow, assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton and co-founder of BlackPlanet.com, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about protest tactics that work and why. His paper, published in American Political Science Review, is called “Agenda Seeding: How 1960s Black Protests Moved Elites, Public Opinion and Voting.”