Facebook to pull out of podcast business

Facebook will pull the plug on its podcast business and plans to remove it completely from its social media presence effective June 3. As a result, the social media giant — which has faced heated criticism for its inability to police false and incendiary content — will stop letting people add their podcasts to its […]

Lacy joins RJI as a columnist

Adriana Lacy is joining RJI: The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute as a columnist, focusing on audience engagement and best practices for large and small newsrooms. Lacy is a freelance journalist and was recently working as a CrowdTangle specialist | PRO Unlimited at Facebook. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the Annenberg School for […]

Facebook to pay local journalists in newsletter push

Facebook will be giving $5 million in payments to local journalists in multi-year deals as part of its new publishing platform in a bid to help independent writers attract an audience and make money through the social media network, reports Reuters. The move is part of the tech giant’s response to the trend of email […]

GroupM, Facebook launch media playbook

GroupM and Facebook are collaborating to launch a media playbook dubbed “Turn The Tide” for advertisers and marketers to adapt to the changes in consumer behavior as a result of the pandemic. The new playbook will offer insights into the changing consumer and media landscape, and will recommend media strategies that businesses can deploy to […]

NY Times and Facebook sign multi-year deal; AR Lab launched

The New York Times and Facebook are collaborating to publish a series of augmented reality driven reporting on Instagram to help readers better explore and understand the increasingly complex world in a more personal way. The Times will also be launching a new AR Lab to support this work. The lab will work in conjunction […]

Refinery29 appoints Oliver as global editor-in-chief

Simone Oliver, who leads partnerships with magazines and lifestyle brands at Facebook and Instagram, will be joining Refinery29 as its new global editor-in-chief, starting September 30, reports The New York Times. In her new role, she will oversee the company’s articles, videos, audience engagement efforts, and partnerships with clothing companies and other brands. The “global” […]

What it’s like to cover Facebook

Jacob Silverman writes for Columbia Journalism Review about the issues reporters face when covering Facebook. Silverman writes, “Beyond the company’s dissembling, reporting on Facebook’s operations has become increasingly complex simply because of its size. The company controls the communications and informational intake of more than two and a half billion people. It can feel impossible to […]

Facebook, Canadian Press strike deal to create journalism jobs

Facebook and The Canadian Press have struck an agreement that will create eight new journalism jobs. As per the deal, Facebook will invest $1 million in a year-long fellowship initiative to allow the news agency to hire, train, equip and provide salary and benefits for reporters to be added to its newsrooms from Halifax to […]

Facebook seeks media partner development manager for news

Facebook is looking to grow its Media Community Development team by hiring a partner development manager, news, who will help support an ecosystem of content creators and publishers that partner with Facebook on solutions like Ad Breaks, Publishing Tools and more. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop scalable solutions to build, manage, and grow a large set of partners […]

Reuters launches new fact-checking initiative

Reuters has launched a new fact-checking initiative aimed at identifying misinformation on social media, in partnership with Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking Program. The new unit will verify content posted on Facebook and Instagram. It will also be identifying false or misleading media. The new venture is an extension of Reuters’ efforts to provide accurate and trustworthy […]