Facebook has launched FB Newswire, a Facebook page with the aim to make it easier for journalists and newsrooms to find, share and embed news content from the social networking site into their own work. Powered by Storyful, a company involved in social content discovery and verification for newsrooms, FB Newswire is updated in real time, and shares hand-picked and journalist verified news stories, with content such as photos, status updates and videos from its members.
According to Andy Mitchell, Director of News and Global Media Partnerships at Facebook, “FB Newswire aggregates newsworthy content shared publicly on Facebook by individuals and organisations across the world for journalists to use in their reporting. 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.”
FB Newswire can be found on Facebook a www.facebook.com/FBNewswire and on Twitter at @FBNewswire