Reuters, Facebook launch free online course for journalists

The Facebook Journalism Project and Reuters have partnered to launch “Reuters Digital Journalism Course,” a free online training program for journalists. Reuters developed the course’s curriculum after its Digital News Report found more people were using social media to access news. The platform will focus on digital newsgathering, verification, reporting, and publishing on social media, […]

Reuters, Facebook debut journalism course

Reuters has launched the Reuters Digital Journalism Course, produced in collaboration with the Facebook Journalism Project. The course aims to provide free online training for journalists to improve their digital newsgathering, verification and publishing skills. It will also provide knowledge on digital news reporting for new and seasoned journalists using learning materials and hands-on tutorials […]

Facebook Journalism Project announces Sustainability Accelerator program participants

Facebook Journalism Project has announced 20 organizations who will be participating in its Sustainability Accelerator program, which provides intensive training in the essentials to building a sustainable media business, reports Adweek. The program is being financed with part of Facebook’s $5 million investment in publishers. Participants for the program were selected by Facebook staff, International […]

Facebook to fund diversity and entrepreneurship programs in local newsrooms

The Facebook Journalism Project is investing $5 million to support diversity and entrepreneurship programs at local newsrooms. A blog post from Jason White, director of news partnerships; Dorrine Mendoza, local news partnerships; and David Grant, Accelerator program manager, reads: “Local news organizations across America are doing tremendous work under extremely challenging conditions. As COVID-19 has […]

IFCN, Facebook grant $450K for tech innovation

The International Fact-Checking Network is extending its partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project to offer grants worth $450,000 as part of the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative, reports Poynter. The funding will be built on the legacy of the first round, but this time will focus more on technology innovation and development. Both organizations are “looking for […]

Newsday receives $150,000 grant from Facebook Journalism Project

Newsday was selected among 10 news organizations across New York to have been awarded more than $1 million in grants from Facebook’s relief fund, which provides a financial boost to outlets during the pandemic. “Newsday is using the grant to create additional value for our subscribers, including the launch of a new subscriber deals and discounts […]

Facebook invests in local news via grants to local journalism

Eugene Weekly was one of the local papers which received a $25,000 grant from the Facebook Journalism Project as a means to weather the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The money will be used to sustain publishing operations allowing the Weekly to continue with its arts and entertainment reporting and its investigative and solutions journalism. […]

Washington City Paper earns two grants from Facebook Journalism Project

Washington City Paper, D.C.’s weekly newspaper has earned two grants from the Facebook Journalism Project. These grants will help support the newspaper’s work on D.C.’s maternal health crisis as well as the further development of the paper’s recently-launched reader membership program. “Facebook’s investments in our City Paper’s impactful local journalism and our burgeoning community-supported business […]