Facebook Introduces FB Newswire For Journalists

20140426-T30000426-TBy DDN

On April 24th, the social media giant announced the new feature on the Facebook Newsroom site, demonstrating its strategy to makes things simpler for various newsrooms and journalists to create, assemble, and access news and information.

Andy Mitchell, who is the director of News and Global Media Partnerships of Facebook, said “Today, we’re excited to announce FB Newswire, a resource that will make it easier for journalists and newsrooms to find, share and embed newsworthy content from Facebook in the media they produce.”

The announcement has made it clear how Facebook is actively focusing on news and information as its members frequently utilize the site to share, access, and voice their opinions and ideas on various international, national, and local news and information.

According to the social media giant “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. News is finding a bigger audience on Facebook than ever before. Journalists and media organizations have become an integral part of Facebook, which is visible in features like Trending Topics, improvements to Pages, and recent changes to News Feed.”

Storyful, “the leader in social content discovery and verification for newsrooms” is in the process to power FB Newswire.

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

News Corp owns the Storyful, which means that one clear benefit FB Newswire has over the Twitter is that the news and information on FB Newswire are already corroborated in authenticity.

Moreover, the information shared by FB Newswire comprises videos, photos, and status updates from members discussing about the subjects in question. The new feature can be easily accessed from its page on the website along with the Twitter with featured news updated in real-time.