The PR Week 5.20.2016: Diversity in PR; Does Facebook censor conservatives?

The PRWeek editorial team discusses the week's top PR- and communications-related news.



On this episode:

For the sixth year, PRWeek and the PR Council will present the Diversity Distinction in PR Awards. These awards are designed to highlight outstanding work being done that moves the PR industry toward a more diverse, equitable reality. PRWeek managing editor Gideon Fidelzeid talks about how the program has changed over the years and what to expect from this year’s awards.

In early May, an anonymous source claiming to be an ex-Facebook employee accused the social network of suppressing conservative news in its Trending Topics section. Since then, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been mounting an escalating PR effort to combat the claims. PRWeek web editor Byron Kittle explains why even non-conservative commentators and users are concerned and what experts are saying about Facebook’s PR strategies.

Plus, everything you need to know about the Obama administration's new overtime regulations, EgyptAir tells journalists to not do their job following an apparent air disaster, automaker Bently chooses an new AOR, and more.

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