Facebook’s efforts to bolster its relationships with media and news organizations and journalists continued with Wednesday’s introduction of the Facebook Journalism Project.
Director of product Fidji Simo introduced Facebook Journalism Project in a Newsroom post, saying that the initiative has three objectives: collaborative development of news products for the social network, training and tools for journalists and training and tools for users.
Simo introduced Facebook Journalism Project as follows:
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s annual predictions report, released Wednesday, starts out a little bleak and doesn’t exactly let up: In 2017, “key developments will center on fears about how changing technology is affecting the quality of information and the state of our democracy.”
For all the easy talk of garbage fires and troll-infested swamps, most commenters who read and weigh in on news stories online appear to want company — from reporters and experts who can offer answers to factual questions. This is according to a large survey of readers across 20 U.S. news organizations, from print to broadcast to digital-only, produced jointly by the Engaging News Projectat the University of Texas and The Coral Project and published on Thursday.1(The survey received more than 12,000 responses.)
One of my new year’s resolutions has been to be better about personal finance, so I’ve been browsing a lot of Roth IRA explainers and looking into automated investing services (yay!). Now ad-supported websites I visit are consistently framed by a whole lot of never-seen-before ads concerning retirement, mutual funds, and brokerage services (eep!).