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Facebook courts journalists with new newswire tool

Published on Apr 25, 2014 3:54 AM
 
A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, in this file photo illustration on May 2, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Facebook said on Thursday that it has created a newswire tool tailored to journalists, part of a broader effort to be the go-to place for conversation for its 1 billion users.

Called FB Newswire, it is designed to help journalists share and embed newsworthy Facebook content that is made public by its members such as photos, status updates and videos. (https://www.facebook.com/FBNewswire)

Facebook is teaming up with News Corp's Storyful, the media tool that verifies and manages copyright of news and video on social media platforms like Twitter.

"News is finding a bigger audience on Facebook than ever before, and journalists and media organisations 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.

 
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