Monthly Archives: September 2014

What does ZERO TOLERANCE stand for?

When Super Bowl champion running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and had his contract terminated by the Baltimore Ravens for ‘domestic violence,” it created a domino effect of domestic violence cases amongst NFL players to begin … Continue reading

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A Howl-O-Scream-Inspired PR Nightmare

In the midst of recent ISIS hostage events, some American businesses are having to tread lightly.  This week, Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, made headlines when it chose to remove certain props from its annual Howl-O-Scream Halloween event.  Following the horrific ISIS hostage … Continue reading

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Ethical Issues in Anonymous Apps & Websites

Anonymous media outlets have been in the radar for quite some time. Weather it be an app like Whisper or Secret or a website life Ask.fm they have all gone under the scrutiny of ethical controversies cause of bullying comments. … Continue reading

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An “Unfortunate Misunderstanding”

A controversy has found its way into Urban Outfitters’ store once more. A sweatshirt emblazoned with “Kent University” appears to be a faded pink, but on closer inspection it has what looks like blood splatter across its chest. In 1970, … Continue reading

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Oops, you missed an ethic! (or two)

Video and images of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, who were both beheaded by the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, were broadcasted by many media platforms recently. However, The Washington Times reported that one the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Code of Ethics (to … Continue reading

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The Shower Heard Around the World

Michael Sam entered headlines this past May for being the first openly gay NFL draft pick. Naturally, inquiring minds wanted to know how a gay male would fit into a culture stigmatized by straight men. Luckily for us, ESPN reporter … Continue reading

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