Facebook Launches Newswire Service For Journalists


By Segun Oniyide

faceFacebook has partnered with social content discovery firm to launch Face Book Newswire, providing real-time information to journalists by aggregating publicly shared content such as pictures, videos and comments posted by individuals at major events.

The social network said the service would make it easier for journalists and newsrooms to find, share and embed newsworthy content.

Every day, news is made on Facebook. More than one billion people use our platform to discover, explore and participate in news-making events around the world,” Facebook said.

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 utilise it. 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.”

Facebook said journalists and media organisations have become an “integral part” of the social network, given features such as Trending Topics and recent improvements and changes to Pages and News Feed.

Publishers are seeing the results of our commitment, with referral traffic from Facebook to media sites growing more than 4x in 2013, and we’re excited to deepen our relationship with media organisations and journalists in the days to come,” the company aid.

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