Facebook has introduced FB Newswire intended to make it easier for journalist and newsrooms to find, share and insert newsworthy content form Facebook in the media they produce.
The FB Newswire will be powered by Storyful, the leader in social content discovery and verification for newsrooms. FB Newswire aggregates newsworthy content shared publicly on Facebook by individuals and organizations across the world for journalists to use in their reporting. This includes original photos, videos and status updates posted by people on the front lines of major events like protests, elections and sporting events.
FB Newswire is accessible on Facebook at Facebook.com/FBNewswire and on Twitter at @FBNewswire, and will be updated in real-time with content related to top news stories.
“We’re excited to have found a partner with a track record of understanding both the potential of the social web as a key resource for media as well as the tools that newsrooms need to utilize it. We’re confident that their news expertise and best-in-class editorial team will help make it even easier for journalists to use compelling social content from Facebook in their newsgathering and reporting,” says Storyful.
“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. Publishers are seeing the results of our commitment, with referral traffic from Facebook to media sites growing more than 4x in 2013,” says Facebook.