Facebook’s new resource for journalists

Facebook’s new resource for journalists
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Facebook has unveiled a new resource that will help journalists and newsrooms to find information easily called FB Newswire.

Powered by content discovery company, Storyful, FB Newswire will pull together content shared publicly on Facebook by users of the social media platform for journalists to use within their reporting.

According to Andy Mitchell, director of news and global media partnerships: “This will include original photos, videos and status updates posted by people on the front lines of major events like protests, elections and sporting events.”

The new resource follows on from a number of other changes to Facebook in previous months, such as the introduction of ‘trending’ topics and the axing of sponsored stories.

“In Storyful, we’re excited to have found a partner with a track record of understanding both the potential of the social web as a key resource for media as well as the tools that newsrooms need to utilize it,” Mitchell added.

“We’re confident that their news expertise and best-in-class editorial team will help make it even easier for journalists to use compelling social content from Facebook in their newsgathering and reporting.”

FB Newswire on Twitter already has 14.7 thousand followers and more than 46,000 ‘likes’ on its Facebook page.

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