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Facebook launches page for journalists

Facebook has launched a new page for journalists to help them “find sources, interact with readers, and advance stories,” a post by the social media company has announced.

The page, which has racked up more than 5,000 ‘likes’ since it was launched yesterday, also promises to “provide journalists with best practices for integrating the latest Facebook products with their work and connecting with the Facebook audience of more than 500 million people”.

Facebook cites what it sees as “great examples for how Facebook can be used as a reporting tool”.

NPR uses Facebook to source stories
The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof reported from his Facebook Page while on the ground in Cairo
Ian Shapira of the Washington Post recently used Facebook as a powerful storytelling advice

Facebook is also launching a series of meet up groups around the world, kicking off in California later this month.

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