Facebook Journalism Project

Introduction

At Facebook our mission is to connect the world, including connecting people with the information they want and need. That’s why we place such value on journalism: it gives us facts and ideas in order to understand society, and better understand each other.

The Facebook Journalism Project is designed to support journalism and news literacy, and to serve as a hub for journalists and publishers to learn and share.

Pillars of the Facebook Journalism Project

The Facebook Journalism Project will work in three ways:

Collaborative Development of News Products

We'll deepen our collaborative relationship with news partners, connecting them with our product and engineering teams so we can build together.

Training and Tools for Journalists

We're introducing new resources for newsgathering and reporting, including training courses in 9 languages, and a certificate program via Poynter Institute for Media. We're also making CrowdTangle free to partners, and we're increasing our commitment to First Draft Partner Network to verify eyewitness reporting from around the world.

Training and Tools for Everyone

We'll partner with organizations to better understand and promote news literacy both on and off our platform. And we'll continue our efforts to identify and reduce the spread of news hoaxes.

Where can I get more information?

Facebook Journalism Project Blog

Announcement: Introducing the Facebook Journalism Project

Spotlight on Local News - February

We'll share more as the Facebook Journalism Project continues to develop and grow.