Is there a conflict between how (and how fast) modern communications platforms are used and the long-term work of shifting deep narratives about the economy, race and social justice? The internet, global media platforms, and big data offer countless new tools to authoritarian populist leaders. Disinformation and misinformation spreads rapidly. Attention is diverted by a…
Successful narrative change projects require practitioners to know what strategies work. When to use them. Who their audience is. That takes research and data analysis, message testing and training. It means sharing what we learn with partners both old and new. It also means breaking down silos and pushing the capacity to test, analyze and…
A recent investigation by partners at Spitfire Strategies explores traditional and emergent research methods used to determine openings and trends in narrative change. We are excited to share recent findings of interviews and exploration into narrative research methodologies.
Narrative tech: What is it? What do we have? What do we need? And why does it matter? Takeaways from the Start Making Sense convening in September, 2019.
Campaigners, funders, strategists and storytellers are all thinking about the systems and tools needed to measure, teach and test narrative change strategies. At Meeting the Populist Moment, a convening co-hosted by Narrative Initiative and Open Society Foundations in Berlin this past June, participants spoke of narrative infrastructure in a time of rising populism. We spoke…
“Building a Bigger We: Narrative Change in the Digital Age” (Sep 6, 2019) is a conversation about organizing, technology, and how conversations are shaped today.
Collaborative gatherings can be powerful solutions in a time that demands a bigger, more powerful we. Here are three lessons for your next big event.
Dominant for 40+ years, neoliberalism is dying. “Beyond Neoliberalism: A Narrative Approach” explores the narrative strategies that advance a more equal and just political economy.
Read the Full Report: Building Narrative Infrastructure in Minnesota, August 2019