Moving Beyond Partisanship to Build Support for Education


Examining audiences via partisanship alone is too simple and reductive. This is especially true for an “issue” like education that is at its core deeply personal and is experienced over and over, every day, over the course of many years. That is why Murmuration, in partnership with Harmony Labs — a media research organization — conducted a multi-phased research project to understand the the existing narrative around education and craft a new target narrative that takes into account the values of key audiences.

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  1. Understand the values, beliefs, political behavior, and media consumption patterns for each audience to better understand the stories that matter.
  2. Better understand how advocates can shift opinion and behavior through targeted media strategies.
  3. Understand how findings from this research is helping local campaigns.



Natalie Cucchiara, Vp, Communications, Lot Sixteen

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  • Tags: data, media literacy
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Policy & Civic Engagement
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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