A Window of Opportunity: Media and Public Opinion on Poverty in America 

GIST/GCYF/GIH Communications Collaborative Webinar
November 6, 2014, 11-12pm ET
Webinar ppt
A Window of Opportunity: Media and Public Opinion on Poverty in America Report

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The Great Recession, rising inequality, and grassroots activism have created new openings, and sparked new conversations about poverty. Understanding where public attitudes and media discourse are, and where they can go, will be crucial to generating support for solutions.  More than at any other time in the past 50 years, Americans are ready to hear a new, more accurate story about poverty, and to take action to end it.

During this webinar, Alan Jenkins, Executive Director of Opportunity Agenda, shared highlights from their newly released research which includes analyses of poverty in both traditional and social media (including Facebook and Twitter), as well as decades of trends in public opinion. 

Speakers:

  • Barbara Picower, President, JPB Foundation
  • Alan Jenkins, Executive Director, Opportunity Agenda