Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

The Largest U.S. Latino Advocacy Group Changes Its Name, Sparking Debate

In an attempt to reach a younger and more diverse audience, the largest and most well-known Latino advocacy group in the U.S., the National Council of La Raza, renamed itself … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Women of Color Hit a ‘Concrete Ceiling’ in Business

Many women of color who have made it to the executive suite describe the process as breaking through not a glass ceiling, but a concrete one.  Research suggests that women … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Repeated Racism of Snapchat

One of Snapchat’s more unusual features is its set of face-morphing filters. They’re essentially algorithmic funhouse mirrors: You can swipe different ways of contorting faces seen through your phone camera … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Silicon Valley, Seeking Diversity, Focuses on Blacks

Having grown up in a single-parent home with an absent father who was frequently incarcerated, Mr. Young, 33, can identify with other young black men he now calls “hidden geniuses” … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where Are All the Minority Journalists?

Landing an entry-level gig in a newsroom is no easy task. Positions that are truly open to the public are hard to come by, and when one pops up, competition … Continue reading

July 24, 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

For New York City Fire Department, More Diversity Amid Tension

But when the new recruits — known as probationary firefighters or probies — arrive at their assigned firehouses, many of them could face an even bigger challenge. There is animosity … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Job Searching While Black: What’s Behind The Unemployment Gap?

In research for her book The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism, DiTomaso began by interviewing several hundred white people from across the country about their job histories. She found … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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