EthicalVoices

Civility, Truth and Hope – Emmanuel Tchividjian

Emmanuel Tchividjian, the principal of the Markus Gabriel Group, and one of the top thought leaders on ethics and communication in the world, discusses:

1) Where your duty lies when you are asked to reveal confidential information

2) The importance of civility and civil discourse

3) How the absence of truth leads to the absence of trust

4) The guiding light of hope

Licensing and Ethics in Puerto Rico Public Relations – Karen Garnik

Karen Garnik, the president of Global Vision Marketing and Communications and the president of Asociación de Relacionistas Profesionales de Puerto Rico and a licensed public relations practitioner, discusses a number of important ethics issues including:

1) How apathy is threatening ethical behavior

2) Porque ser Relacionista es cosa seria – Why being a PR pro is a serious thing

3) Licensing and ethics in Puerto Rico

4) How Puerto Rico’s Licensing compares to the APR

This Week in PR Ethics (4/1/21) – Global Ethics Issues with Cheating, Ethics, Climate Disinformation and Hashtag Activism

This is NOT an April Fool’s Joke. This week the most interesting ethics stories were all global. The PRCA looked at top ethics challenges globally, LinkedIn shared advice for moving beyond hashtag activism. There was a fascinating interview on global disinformation about climate change and there was a global gaming cheating scandal.

Why ethical organizations need to look back as well as forward – Krista Terrell

Krista Terrell, APR, the acting president of the Arts and Science Council for Charlotte Mecklenburg County, discusses a number of important ethics topics, including:

1) The best approach to convince executives to report historic inequities

2) Why ethical organizations need to look back as well as forward

3) How organizations can think beyond their whiteness

4) Why we need to think like gardeners, not gunslingers

Ethical Issues in Diversity, Battle Rap, Cancel Culture and Hate Crimes Against Asian-Americans – Jennifer Cho

Joining me on this week’s episode is Jen Cho, the founder of Pivot and Swerve. She discusses a number of important ethics issues, including:

1) Where should businesses start first in diversity initiatives?

2) How to most effectively deal with microaggressions?

3) Ethical issues with Battle Rap – what to do when your ethics and the industry’s standards diverge?

4) How far back should we go with regards to cancel culture?

5) The rise of Asian American hate crimes

Rationalization Leads to Ethical Failures – Donald Singletary

Donald Singletary, the president at Singletary Group Communications and an adjunct professor at a number of universities, including Syracuse University and Baruch College, discusses:

1) Ethics of expense reports in the Mad Men Era and today

2) How societal changes are impacting ethical practices

3) How rationalization leads to ethical failures

4) Are we really making progress against systemic racism?

This Week in Public Relations Ethics (3/11/21): Stupidity, Stupidity and Well, More Stupidity

I like to tell my students that just because something is stupid, doesn’t mean it is unethical. But most stupid things can lead to great discussions on related ethical issues – and boy do we have a lot to talk about this week. From Royals to Racism to Fast Food and Kant, it was tough for me narrowing it down to just a few issues this week