Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

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

How Social Networks Drive Black Unemployment

The most obvious explanation for this entrenched disparity is racial discrimination. But in my research I have found a somewhat different culprit: favoritism. Getting an inside edge by using help … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

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