Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death

It does require a fairly dystopian strain of doublethink for a company to celebrate how hard and how constantly its employees must work to make a living, given that these … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why CEOs Like Rex Tillerson Fail in Washington

The fact that Tillerson publicly clashed with Trump over everything from North Korea policy to relative IQ did nothing to make his job any easier, but his sorry legacy as secretary of state was … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Masturbating Inmates Are A ‘Traumatizing’ Daily Problem For Female Lawyers In This Jail

The female public defenders at Cook County Jail are dealing with an unimaginably hostile work environment. Male inmates in courtroom lockups and Cook County Jail, one of the country’s largest, … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Robots descending on Michigan industrial workplaces in record numbers

  Robots are descending on industrial workplaces in record numbers… The rise of robots is a “mixed development. It clearly prompts anxiety among workers but also delivers competitiveness and productivity for companies,” said … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Quiet Rise in Wildland-Firefighter Suicides

Over the past decade, there’s been a quiet acknowledgement within America’s firefighting community that suicide is widespread, and that there are still probably many cases that haven’t been reported. As … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress

The little black dress (or LBD, as it is commonly abbreviated) was a uniform designed to keep certain women in their place. Only later was it co-opted as haute couture … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

The Michigan operation is only one small part of Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company. But it illuminates how Nestlé has come to dominate a controversial industry, spring by spring, … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

How JPMorgan Chase Is Fueling Detroit’s Revival

It takes a village to rebuild a city, and the list of people and businesses collaborating on Detroit’s recovery is long. But the planning underway in Livernois/McNichols, and in a … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Google is coming after critics in academia and journalism

This summer, a small team of well-respected researchers and journalists, the Open Markets team at the New America think tank, dared to speak up about Google, in the mildest way. … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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