At this point, Facebook is the place that journalism goes to die. However, publishers around the world still utilize Facebook because it’s the best way to get material out there. Luckily, Facebook wants to help journalism out and it has an execution plan to do just that.
Fidji Simo, a director of product at Facebook, wrote in a post about the program:
“We know that our community values sharing and discussing ideas and news, and as a part of our service, we care a great deal about making sure that a healthy news ecosystem and journalism can thrive. That’s why today we’re announcing a new program to establish stronger ties between Facebook and the news industry.”
The new projects comes after Facebook was criticized BIG TIME for running and advertising fake news stories. Luckily, Facebook takes action quickly and have already set in a motion a plan to rectify the situation, including hiring a new head of news partnerships, Campbell Brow.
Facebook might also allow publisher to release something of a digital magazine or newspaper through the platform to reach a bigger audience.
Thanks, Facebook. This might be good.