Today we depend on the press on being informed of what’s happening around us. The media plays an imperative part in it. We need unadulterated information we can rely on. When we don’t, we lose our faith in the media.
In the past few years, there have been some wonderful updates that advertisers and consumers are benefitting from like Facebook stories, Messenger bots, Facebook ads in different forms, Facebook Watch, Facebook Marketplace, Gaming, Jobs and more. Facebook has become personalized than ever before.
A new Facebook News tab has been introduced in the U.S. in its mobile app. It will feature a wide range of content on national and local news from big publishers like The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, People, Buzzfeed, and USA Today. The goal is to show the readers news that connects them to their local communities.
Now Facebook News has different segments. It is led by a feature called Today’s Stories to catch you up on the news throughout the day. The news will appear on the tab according to what you read, share and follow. There is a Topics section that will let you dive deeper into topics like business, entertainment, health, science, tech, and sports. You can subscribe to one or more from these dedicated sections to read news which best suits your interest. And for the topics, articles or publishers you are not interested in seeing, you can always hide them using the Controls feature.
How to Register yourself as a Publisher for Facebook News?
In order to be a publisher, you need to register your Facebook page as a News page, abiding by the company’s publisher guidelines. You would be forbidden from posting misinformation, hate speech, or other violation of Facebook’s community standards.
Facebook supporting journalism with direct payments in exchange for high – quality news content is a win-win for the publishers as well as the platform. This is what journalism in the digital age looks like! Facebook News is for people who like being updated on what’s going around them. People should benefit from the plethora of information Facebook has to offer in the News tab.