Facebook for Journalists

Discover training, tools and resources for journalists on Facebook.

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Discover Content

Find valuable, newsworthy content on Facebook and Instagram.

Create Stories

Effectively turn the content you find on Facebook into stories.

Build an Audience

Discover how you can interact with your audience and followers.

Online courses by Poynter and Facebook to help journalists master products and best practices

As part of the Facebook Journalism Project, we are committed to improving our training and tools for journalists. The Facebook for Journalists Certificate is a free curriculum to make it easier for journalists to utilize Facebook and Instagram in their daily work: from newsgathering, to storytelling in new formats to engaging with their followers. Course enrollees who pass Poynter's written assessment will receive a certificate of completion, recognized by both Facebook and Poynter, via Blueprint, our e-learning system.

Elevate your skills to get the most from Facebook tools

How Journalists Can Best Utilize Facebook and Instagram

Connect With Your Audience Using Facebook Live

Get best practices and ideas for using these platforms to discover and distribute content.

Broadcast news to the world, as it happens, and interact with your viewers in real time.

Immersive Storytelling With 360 Video and Photos

Connect with Facebook teams and other journalists

Facebook 360 is a medium that offers a stunning and captivating way to tell stories and share experiences.

Join the News, Media & Publishing group on Facebook. It's made up of more than 9,000 journalists and people from Facebook's partnerships and product teams.

See how journalists and media organizations like yours achieved success with Facebook

  • Global News Publishers Find Success With Facebook Live

    Journalists have innovated with content formats, from field reporting via mobile, to real time Q&As, to event integrations, creating timely, interactive experiences for people across the globe. Read More

  • How AP Trains Journalists to Shoot in 360 Degrees

    The Associated Press has built an agile video operation that’s able to respond thoughtfully and at a moment’s notice to breaking news, and to consistently create high-quality 360 videos. Read More

  • How Instant Articles Benefits Local News

    Across the country, local news publishers and broadcasters are finding that Instant Articles' quick load times and immersive storytelling features help readers engage with their content more than ever before. Read More

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