Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Hydro One employee fired after yelling FHRITP at CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt

Shauna Hunt of CityNews was the latest woman targeted by a boorish trend known as FHRITP heckling, when a group of men shouted sexually explicit comments into her microphone as … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

As in Indiana and Arkansas, corporate America now wields clout on social issues

The controversy over the state’s religious rights measure signed into law last week has been striking for the parade of well-known businesses that not only joined in the opposition to … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mexican farmworkers strike over low wages, blocking harvest

The strike, which began Tuesday, has shut down schools and stores across the region and focused attention on alleged labor abuses at agribusinesses that export millions of tons of produce … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Managers Turn to Computer Games, Aiming for More Efficient Employees

BetterWorks makes office software that blends aspects of social media, fitness tracking and video games into a system meant to keep employees more engaged with their work and one another. … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Starbucks to encourage baristas to discuss race relations with customers

Starbucks published a full page ad in the New York Timeson Sunday — a stark, black, page with a tiny caption “Shall We Overcome?” in the middle, and the words … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oklahoma Fraternity Is Closed Over Video Of Racist Chant

Responding to a video that allegedly shows members of its University of Oklahoma chapter chanting racist slurs about African-Americans and lynching, the national office of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

McDonald’s Seeks Its Fast-Food Soul

McDonald’s is having an identity crisis. For years, it has lurched from showcasing new items — salads! Egg White Delight McMuffins! sliced apples! — to mining nostalgia for its basic … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Women are leaving the Tech industry in droves

For decades tech companies have relied on a workforce of whites and Asians, most of them men. Plenty of programs now encourage girls and minorities to embrace technology at a … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Los Angeles Philharmonic faces up to a daunting future

Orchestras across the country have been shaken by the loss of subscribers, aging audiences, declining corporate donations, labor strife and the struggle of remaining relevant in an era when technology … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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