Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Out of India’s Trash Heaps, More Than a Shred of Dignity

As with so many social changes, it began with organizing. In 1993, a collective called Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat(K.K.P.K.P.) was established in Pune, with an ambitious goal: to organize waste-pickers, … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Capital of Water

Implausible as it might sound, Milwaukee is transforming itself from a dying industrial center into a technology mecca–a water technology mecca. The region is home to more than 150 water-related … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Should Companies Care If Hurricane Sandy Was “Caused” By Climate Change?

Hurricane Sandy has killed more than 100 people in the U.S. and the Caribbean, and caused billions of dollars in damage. The scene around my Connecticut home is not pretty, … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

In Sandy’s Wake, Insurance Industry Must Better Account For Climate Change, Critics Say

As the East Coast and large swaths of the Midwest continue to climb out of the 1,000-mile wide path of destruction left behind by this week’s megastorm Sandy, which killed … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

BP executives sought to blame “blue collar rig workers”: U.S.

BP executives wanted to concentrate blame for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on “blue collar rig workers” in order to save themselves, U.S. government lawyers wrote in a court … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Protest Stops China Sewage Pipeline Project

Photos posted on Chinese social media sites show an angry crowd storming the government compound, ransacking offices and overturning cars. Residents in Qidong have said the proposed 110-kilometer (70-mile) pipeline … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shell Oil’s Social Media Nightmare Continues

Greenpeace has apparently discovered that it’s far more effective to ram Shell online than it is to send Greenpeace boats out to protest or to handcuff themselves to drilling equipment … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Apple, Challenged By Greenpeace, Says It Has A Plan To Run Greener Data Centers

Greenpeace International gave Apple a mixed review over its clean energy plans for its data centers, the huge servers farms that power its iCloud and other online services like iTunes, … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mixed Messages: Corporations Play Both Sides On The Climate

A new study out from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) examined 28 publicly traded companies in the S&P500, comparing their public relations stance on climate change with actions they … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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