Last fall, Facebook launched a new page for media. This Wednesday, it was announced that they’ve done it again. This time it is Facebook for Journalists. This page is more about the individual and is geared to help journalists latch onto the power of Facebook with the help of other journalists. It provides a place encouraging peer collaboration and best practices and tips for more effective writing.
Facebook as provided a “Getting Started” page that walks you through the process of getting your own page within the Facebook for Journalists area. It also shares links to articles that give advice and tips to Journalists, beginners and pros alike.
Facebook also lists other uses for Facebook for Journalists. Some of these uses include posting requests for sources, polling for audience feedback, and articles concerning journalism and Facebook.
With video interviews of top journalists, a registration tab for notification of journalists meetings in the local areas, and polling and discussion options; it is evident that great care was taken to be thorough when setting up the Facebook for Journalists page.
Already supported by many well known journalists, it will be interesting to see how well this page does. Looks like it’s off to a good start. Read the whole article by Jeremy Porter.