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Social Justice

Is this a new era for employee activism?

Teacher strikes across the country. Employee walkouts at Boston-based furniture retailer Wayfair over selling furniture to detention centers and LA-based Riot Games over forced arbitration. Kaiser Permanente mental health workers

Covering Pride Month and the LGBTQIA community

June is Pride Month, a celebration of the queer community. Former President Barack Obama proclaimed June to be Pride Month in 2014, a year after the administration struck down key

Sourcing more diverse experts

Several recent projects aim to raise awareness about journalists quoting predominantly men. For instance, the Gender Gap Tracker has the goal of raising awareness about this issue in English-speaking Canadian

For 2019, embrace #MeToo and look beyond it

This last year has been turbulent in many ways. One of them for business journalism has been learning far more about sexual harassment and gender discrimination than was generally done

Reporting on CEO compensation

In a world still talking about income inequality, high CEO compensation can be a touchy point with consumers, politicians, and shareholders. And there are skyrocketing examples that hit the media

5 prison-related business story ideas

A large-scale prison strike spanning at least 17 states took place from August 21st to September 9th of this year. Inmates refused to work, and some went on hunger strike,

The #MeToo movement and everyday industries, Part 2

This is a continuation of last week’s post.  Retail Workers Compared to other industries, the Center for American Progress found that retail workers filed 13.44 percent of sexual harassment charges

Reporting on older workers and age discrimination

The #MeToo movement uncovered the rampant sexual misconduct from high-profile men across many industries and professions. After the New York Times and the New Yorker reported the accounts of dozens

Finding stories in corporate responsibility reports

Things a little dull on your beat? Try looking through some corporate social responsibility reports. Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, refers to the efforts companies make to act as, or

Covering the business of menstruation

Menstruation may be a taboo topic in some circles, but the companies selling tampons, pads and now even period panties know it’s a lucrative business—and there are multiple business angles for journalists

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