Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

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

Her way: Profile of a transgender lawyer

She was the first lawyer to transition in a major Montreal law firm. For Marie Laure Leclercq, it was a matter of survival. Word count: 2,825 words Access the full … Continue reading

September 20, 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

Netflix Has No Rules Because They Hire Great People

So what’s the key to Netflix’s sustained success? How does a company grow that fast, change business models so many times, and maintain a fanatical customer base? Remember, rules are supposed to … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 1 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

Residents, Police Turn To Social Media To Communicate Amid Harvey

Many of Tropical Storm Harvey’s stranded flood victims haven’t been able to get through to 911, compounding their fears. That’s when Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor stepped in… These social media platforms … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

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