Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
Pageviews, assemble! Why there’s no escaping the Marvel Cinematic Universe online
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Oct. 25, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Audience & Social
LINK: www.facebook.com  ➚   |   Posted by: Laura Hazard Owen   |   October 25, 2016

Facebook wants journalists to use more Facebook. There’s already Signal, a dashboard to help find and embed content from Facebook and Instagram, and a closed group, News, Media & Publishing on Facebook, which launched in 2013 and has nearly 8,000 members.

On Tuesday, the company announced new online courses for journalists. The free courses, which will focus on discovering content, creating stories, and building audience, will include “best practices and guidelines from Facebook” and will draw on “great journalist case studies.” Three other courses will focus on Facebook Live, Instant Articles, and 360 Photo and Video. There’s also an introductory guide for journalists (which includes “how to apply for the Facebook blue badge that indicates verification”). And Facebook plans to launch webinars aimed at people in different roles like “newsgatherer, content creator, or audience engagement specialist.” The first one, on Thursday, November 3, is about using Facebook Live.

The courses can be found here.

Show tags
 
Join the 60,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
Pageviews, assemble! Why there’s no escaping the Marvel Cinematic Universe online
In 2022, few pop-culture brands move the needle, so newspaper blue-bloods and recipe sites alike rally around Marvel Cinematic Universe content as their last stand.
Researchers ask: Does enforcing civility stifle online debate?
Some social scientists argue that civility is a poor metric by which to judge the quality of an online debate.
What I learned in my second year on Substack
“I truly wish every reporter could have the experience of getting a raise on the same day they produced something of value to their readers.”