Facebook Woos Journalists With 'FB Newswire'

Facebook is mounting a challenge to Twitter for access to breaking news in real time.
Facebook Woos Journalists With 'FB Newswire'

Via AFP:

Facebook launched Thursday FB Newswire, billed as an online trove of real-time information for journalists and newsrooms to mine while reporting on events or crafting stories.

In partnership with News Corp-owned Storyful, FB Newswire aggregates newsworthy content shared publicly at the social network, including original pictures, videos, and comments posted by "people on the front lines of major events" such as protests, elections and sports matches.

"News is finding a bigger audience on Facebook than ever before," Facebook director of global media partnership Andy Mitchell said in a b...

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