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Sexual Harassment and Assault—The Perpetual PR Crisis

Sexual harassment and assault charges against some of the most powerful men in media, politics and business have changed discourse on these topics. With new revelations coming at a remarkably steady rate, crushing the careers of seemingly unassailable figures, we are witness … Continue reading

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The Affront of Front Groups

In “Law and Ethics for Public Relations,” a course I developed for Mid-America Christian University, we will study front groups, “an organization that purports to represent one agenda while in reality it serves some other interest whose sponsorship is hidden or rarely mentioned.” This definition comes from Sourcewatch.org, one of many organizations dedicated to communications […]

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Clinton and Pollsters Lose

On November 8, Hillary Clinton lost her bid for president of the United States. “Shocking” and “upset” were some descriptions of the defeat. National and state polls had put Clinton ahead for most of the race. News media conveyed the … Continue reading

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