Facebook unveiled it on Thursday that it has created a newswire tool tailored to journalists called FB Newswire, which is the part of a broader effort to be the go-to place for conversation for its 1 billion users.
The tool will allow journalists to share and embed newsworthy Facebook content that is made public by its members such as photos, status updates and videos.
Facebook is collaborating with News Corp’s Storyful, the media tool that verifies and manages copyright of news and video on social media platforms like Twitter.
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“News is finding a bigger audience on Facebook than ever before, and journalists and media organizations have become an integral part of Facebook,” wrote Andy Mitchell, director of news and global media partnership at Facebook, in a blog post announcing FB Newswire.
A gold mine for journalists, Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter , Google’s YouTube and others are rich in source material as large number of people around the world use them to communicate.
Acknowledging that many journalists use Twitter to uncover material, Facebook is also providing a Twitter feed, @FBNewswire.