You're advising the owner of an online dating service who is a religious person, and he wants to know how to respond to the Hobby Lobby/Affordable Care Act imbroglio. He has a legal opinion, and he wants a PR opinion, but that PR opinion has to be grounded in ethical practice.
As the PR strategist for a former government official who is contemplating a run for the White House, you're tasked with developing a position paper on the Edward Snowden/national security-cum-civil disobedience situation. Again, your position must adhere to ethical perspectives.
A fast food enterprise needs to better understand the issues of the living wage debate and its ancillary controversy over low-paid retail employees' use of government benefits. The perspective for the enterprise CEO will inform his remarks at the company's franchisee meeting, and must present the situation in the ethics frame.
How would you approach these assignments, what research would you draw upon?
Thanks to Prof. Stephanie Smith, Kent State University, for a thought-provoking assignment from which this post is drawn. It's due in a couple of weeks, and I'm sweating a little, I confess!
Posted on Thu, January 23, 2014