I usually can come up with punchy headlines for the weekly ethics roundup – but this week the topics are just too important, bizarre, and complex. So, without further ado, five articles that raise ethics issues that will make you laugh, scratch your head and possibly creep you out.
Category: This Week in PR Ethics
The summer is heating up and so are ethics issues. It is probably easier to ask what violation of PRSA’s code of ethics didn’t happen this week – fraud; lack of transparency and disclosure; and attacks on purpose are just a few.
Aside from everything discussed at hearings in Washington, there were a number of interesting ethics articles over the past few weeks touching on disguised earned media, misinformation, and integrity
This week there were just a few prominent ethics stories – but boy were they big. From The Oscars (do you know something happened?), to conflict of interest in the judiciary to an interesting PRCA study on PR ethics in Africa, there are some great topics to discuss.
How big a threat are deepfakes? What drugs are OK to send to Russia? Do ethics matter to employees? What is ethical lobbying? This week there were some great stories – and a funny Dilbert cartoon on ethics.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Irish Times discusses how ethical shoppers are driving a revolution. But beyond that, key ethics stories for the week all revolved around ethics and business.
This week so many of the ethics stories revolved around people saying one thing and doing (or not doing) another. From International Women’s Day to Ukraine to employee activism, ethics is front and center in many of the most prominent topics of the week.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine resonated throughout the world and this includes business, public relations and communication. Businesses and organizations are willingly going beyond focusing on shareholder or stakeholder value, and doing the morally right thing – even if it hurts in the short term. The Global PR Trade Associations
From businesses thriving due to good works, to fairness in competition and the role of reputation – Virtue played a big role on ethics articles this week. Not to be outdone, there was a great Teleological article on navigating the ethical risks of doing business in China.
From spouses and conflict of interest, to the latest fashion industry ethics fail, to some skeevy monetization of user data, there were quite a few interesting ethics articles this week.