Facebook launches FB Newswire for journalists

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Social networking giant Facebook has launched FB Newswire which will make it convenient to the journalists and newsrooms to find, share and embed newsworthy content from the popular social networking website in their work.

The director of news and global media partnerships at Facebook, Andy Mitchell said that FB Newswire is a Facebook page which will have news stories which are hand selected and verified by journalists from across the platform of the social network. It has been designed to help the journalists share and embed newsworthy Facebook content which is made public by the members like photos, videos and status updates.

Mitchell said, “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”. The director added that the they are excited to announce FB Newswire which is a resource which will make it convenient for the journalists and newsrooms to find , embed and share newsworthy content from the social networking site in the media they produce.

It is powered by Storyful which is involved in the social content discovery and verification for the newsrooms. The content will also include original pictures, status updates and videos posted by people on some of the major events.

Photo Credits: Reuters Media