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Facebook's new initiative to strengthen collaboration with news industry

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Facebook's new initiative to strengthen collaboration with news industry

According to Facebook’s announcement, the company will begin “an even deeper collaboration” with the news media than before, giving news organisations increased access in Facebook’s product development process. Also new story formats are in the pipeline, such as the possibility of packaging several Instant Articles into one post.

Moreover, Facebook said it would start exploring how it could support news publishers’ attempts at “growing their subscription funnel”, highlighting a test with BILD that offers free trials from within Instant Articles.

The social media company also hosts a series of e-learning courses on how journalists can effectively use Facebook, and announced new and upcoming features for Facebook Live.

Facebook also announced it would work with third-party organisations to promote news literacy, and would continue to work on the issue of fake news.

The company seems intent in improving its relationship with the news media: last week, Facebook announced the appointment of leader of its news partnerships team.

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Teemu Henriksson

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2017-01-12 14:09

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