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  • Gun control issue sets off fresh debate over role of children in politics

    The Washington Post - 01/16/2013

    “Certainly there have been children at presidential press photo ops in years past, but usually more in a decorative way, not in a policy way,” said Alan Schroeder, an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University who is an expert in political stagecraft. “I think what’s interesting here is that the children were a reflection, really, of the larger issue — that there was a political component to the children’s presence on the stage with the president — and that might be what’s new and different here.”