by Michael Ebeid Business leaders have an obligation to speak up on social issues that affect the community and ultimately our employees, if we want our workplaces to be inclusive. If we are to truly leverage inclusivity and make it a competitive advantage, we must address the totality of our employees' lived experience at work.As the CEO of SBS, I was criticised from some quarters for advocating for policy change around marriage equality and encouraging the same of other business leaders. I was cautioned I couldn't simultaneously wear the hat of business leader of a hybrid-funded organisation and that of a gay man from a conservative Coptic-Christian Egyptian background pursuing the ability for the LGBTI community to be treated equally under law.I couldn't disagree more, and employees today expect more of their leaders and workplaces. They want authenticity, and with the growing fusion of work and life, they expect workplaces to leverage their position to help affect social change.To … [Read more...] about Why SBS needs an inclusion strategy, despite the broadcaster’s famed diversity
Utah State University will host a 19-year veteran reporter at its first Morris Media and Society Lecture of 2018 on Monday. Sheryl Worsley, director of audience at KSL, will speak on “what legacy media can do to stay relevant in the digital world,” according to a statement by Matthew LaPlante, a journalism professor at USU and facilitator of the series. The lecture series, which is sponsored by the USU journalism and communication department, is “designed to bring diverse media voices to the university’s Logan campus.” The series also aims to help journalism students gauge the change in media consumption and hear from “journalists who are surviving and thriving in the midst of a lot of chaos, and helping their news organizations stay relevant,” LaPlante said. Worsley’s visit comes as news organizations are facing significant shifts in how their audiences access journalistic content, LaPlante said. “For really obvious reasons, … [Read more...] about KSL audience director to speak at first Morris Media and Society Lecture of the year
It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice Media. Visitors were still required to sign in on a tablet that featured an image of a woman’s red lips opened wide to reveal a tab of acid, but the TV screens in the lobby promoted a forthcoming seminar on “How to Be an Ally.” On the company’s sprawling roof-deck overlooking the East River, Nancy Dubuc, the former head of A&E who had started as Vice’s CEO the day before, sat in a lounge chair with Dominique Delport, a French advertising executive recently hired as the company’s chief revenue officer. They were chatting amiably about whatever it is two people brought in to change a troubled company’s fortunes talk about. Missing from the scene was Shane Smith, Vice’s co-founder, who shocked his employees and the media world in March by announcing that he was stepping aside as the company’s longtime CEO. … [Read more...] about Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff. What Happens When It Gets Called?
A fraternity at the University of Georgia has been suspended after members were seen using racial slurs in a video circulated on social media, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The video depicts one student playfully slapping another member of the fraternity with a belt. He tells the student, “Pick my cotton, [b*tch.]” Another member, who is filming the incident, can be heard saying, “You’re not saying the right word.” The main student then responds, “Pick my cotton, [N-word.]” Y’all this is a video at UGA of fraternity members from TKE mocking slavery! A UGA student spoke up about this and they didn’t take her serious. They will not get away with this and ignore the issue! #ExposeUGA— Nova💫 (@sukari_xo) March 22, 2019 We can not let them push this under the rug! pic.twitter.com/11WuKksiyT— Nova💫 (@sukari_xo) March 22, 2019 UGA’s Student Government Association, in a letter to the student … [Read more...] about University Of Georgia Fraternity Suspended After Racist Video Shared On Social Media
The nation’s largest media corporations are now poised to gain dramatically greater control over what Americans watch, listen to and read. A February 19 decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit nullified two longstanding government regulations limiting the scope and size of media companies that use the public airwaves. If the decision stands, there will no longer be limits on the same company owning television stations and cable franchises in the same market. The court also ordered the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider a rule barring a TV network from owning stations that reach more than 35 percent of the national audience. The end result of this latest deregulation wave could be, in the words of Gene Kimmelman of Consumers Union, “the most massive consolidation in media this nation has ever seen.” The only good news in the appeals court’s ruling was its rejection of a claim by media company lawyers that … [Read more...] about Big Media, Little Media