Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Houston’s coach pecks away at football’s macho culture, one kiss at a time

When the University of Houston’s football players arrive for a game, they know what to expect as a prelude to the coming hours of brutality as they file into the stadium: … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

U.S. Women’s National Team Files Wage Discrimination Complaint Against U.S. Soccer

Five big-name members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a federal wage discrimination complaint on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. Soccer Federation pays them up to 40 percent … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hydro One employee fired after yelling FHRITP at CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt

Shauna Hunt of CityNews was the latest woman targeted by a boorish trend known as FHRITP heckling, when a group of men shouted sexually explicit comments into her microphone as … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Widespread Nature of Chapel Hill’s Academic Fraud Is Laid Bare

An academic-fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took root under a departmental secretary and die-hard Tar Heel fan, who was egged on by athletics advisers … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s Buffalo Jills Vs. Buffalo Bills in Ex-Cheerleaders’ New Lawsuit

The Buffalo Bills are the third NFL franchise this year to face allegations of employment violations from their cheerleaders. Current and former Oakland Raiderettes sued their team in January, alleging wage theft … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Labor board: Northwestern University football players can unionize

The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has ruled that football players at Northwestern University are employees and can unionize, the board said Wednesday. In a statement, Northwestern acknowledged the … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Bullying Case, Questions on N.F.L. Culture

This unfolding saga is forcing the National Football League to uncomfortably turn its gaze toward locker room culture and start defining the gray areas between good-natured pranks and hurtful bullying. … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

NBA’s Jason Collins comes out as gay

It’s the biggest move of his career and it’s off the court. Jason Collins, who played with the NBA’s Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

NHL partners with advocacy group to stamp out homophobia

The New York-based league will partner with You Can Play to provide formal anti-homophobia training for all incoming players. The team and the players’ union will also work to build … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · Leave a comment


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