This week there are more than a few public relations ethics issues and some of them are real doozies. From AI tools for media relations to plans to restrict freedom of speech and continued resume bias, the topics are worth a read
Niel Golightly, a partner at FGS Global, discusses several important ethics issues, including:
1) An important lesson he learned flying an F-14 over the Indian Ocean
2) What is the hardest ethical decision?
3) The power of humility
4) How do we redefine a corporation’s role in society?
5) What societal issues does every company have an ethical duty to support?
Some weighty, fascinating, and depressing ethics stories this week. From continued corporate failure when it comes to diversity, to further erosions of privacy, there are a number of deep and interesting ethics articles.
This week there were some ironic ethics issues – but the most intriguing articles are both depressing and important. There is a rise in unethical reputation laundering. What content should social media companies censor? What are the ethics of psychological targeting
Candace Hamana, the owner of Badger PR and the founder of The Indigenous Peoples Public Relations Association discusses a number of important ethics issues, including:
1) What to do when your employer doesn’t let you act in true faith
2) How to make land acknowledgements more than a performative action
3) The importance of cultural contexts
It’s Valentine’s Week – is there a better time to share articles on the rise and weaponization of deepfake porn, the ethics of workplace romances and the rise of abusive workplaces? Read on!
This week I had a hard time deciding which ethics story was more concerning – organ harvesting or fake diversity. Read on and let me know what you think…
This week the communications ethics issues spanned a wide variety of topics from non-competes, to stupid PR people, to ethics developments with AI and the 16th Anniversary of one of the stupidest guerilla marketing stunts of all time.
Scott Brooks, a public relations specialist for the TVA shares several ethics insights, including:
1) Your client is accused of price gauging, now what?
2) How to keep truth at the forefront
3) How to ethically deal with advocacy
I sure picked a good week to restart the This Week in PR Ethics this year. Everywhere you turn there is an ethics discussion. From ChatGPT to Deepfakes to ChatGPT to M&Ms to ChatGPT and Chatting with Hitler there are topics galore rife for discussion. Did I mention ChatGPT?