FB Newswire, A New Tool for Journalists

Facebook announced Thursday the launch of FB Newswire, a service intended for journalists but open to anyone. Through a partnership with Storyful, “FB Newswire aggregates newsworthy content shared publicly on Facebook by individuals and organizations across the world for journalists to use in their reporting,” explains Andy Mitchell, Facebook’s director of news and global media partnerships.…

Faster Fact Checking, Part 2: Making Sense of Social Media

This is the second in a series about online resources for faster fact checking. Read Part 1 for tools that help journalists make sense of statistics. Social media often gets blamed for inaccurate reporting and spreading misinformation.  Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other social networks can be  helpful, so long as they’re used responsibly. User-generated content…