Explore Some of Our Key Programs and Partnerships Since Launch

The Facebook Journalism Project

February 06, 2019

AFP Adds Arabic Support to Global Fact-Checking Program

As part of their third-party fact-checking project, in coordination with Facebook, the AFP added Arabic as one of the languages in which their team operates. This project will focus on content in the Middle East and North Africa.

January 15, 2019

Doing More to Support Local News

We announced that over the next three years, we will invest $300 million in news programs, partnerships and content. This includes investments with the Pulitzer Center, Report for America, The Knight Foundation, Lenfest Institute, the Local Media Association (LMA), the Local Media Consortium (LMC), Community News Project, the American Journalism Project, and an expansion of our Accelerator program.

December 01, 2018

Subscriptions Test Expands

The paywall for subscriptions in Instant Articles expanded to an additional 28 publishers globally. We care about supporting quality journalism on Facebook, and we know many publishers are supported by subscription or other consumer-funded revenue business models. We shared results from our early tests in June.

November 28, 2018

Training Journalists in the Middle East and Africa

We partnered with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) to launch The Social Media Solutions Program. The program will train 2,500 journalists across seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and offers webinars in Arabic to reach more journalists across the region.

November 19, 2018

The Community News Project Launches in the UK

The Community News Project, a £4.5 million (USD $6 million) fund designed to support local journalism in the U.K, launched in partnership with Newsquest, JPIMedia, Reach, Archant and the Midland News Association, as well as the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

September 15, 2018

Expanding News Literacy in the Classroom

Working with the News Literacy Project (NLP), Checkology®, a virtual classroom for middle and high school students, expanded its lessons. Checkology lessons help students identify the purpose of different types of information, understand bias and recognize the role of algorithms in personalizing what people see online.

June 28, 2018

Fighting Misinformation in Brazil

The Facebook Journalism Project sponsored First Draft, a project against misinformation, to launch Comprova, a collaborative program that brought together journalists from 24 media organizations to verify news during that year’s electoral campaign in Brazil.

February 27, 2018

The Local News Digital Subscriptions Accelerator

The Digital Subscriptions Accelerator was announced as a pilot program in the U.S. to help metro newspapers take their digital subscriptions to a new level and support the long-term sustainability of their businesses. We convened 14 publishers to collaborate over three months on how to improve digital subscription revenue.

Computer screen showing a CrowdTangle dashboard

October 11, 2017

CrowdTangle for Local News Launches

We’ve built a version of CrowdTangle specifically designed for local newsrooms. We’ve taken some of the most frequent requests we’ve received from our local partners and put them into a dedicated version of our platform.

August 03, 2017

Facebook Journalism Project Hackathons

Across four cities internationally, the Facebook Journalism Project invited 350 attendees from product, strategy and engineering teams at news organizations to come together and build product solutions with developers from the local tech community and a dedicated group of Facebook engineers.

April 27, 2017

Delivering Training and Support to Local Newsrooms

We announced partnerships with the Knight Foundation to deliver training and support to local news organizations by utilizing the programs and networks of publications within LION, INN, Knight Foundation, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, Detroit Journalism Cooperative, and Montclair State University’s Center for Cooperative Media.

April 10, 2017

The Facebook for Journalists Certificate

Designed by Poynter Institute and Facebook, these online courses make it easier for journalists to learn how to use Facebook and Instagram as a tool in their daily work. Enrollees who pass the Poynter Institute’s written assessment receive a certificate of completion recognized by both Facebook and Poynter. Since inception, more than 100,000 participants around the globe have taken the courses.

January 11, 2017

The Facebook Journalism Project is Born

We created the Facebook Journalism Project to forge stronger ties with the news industry and work with journalists and publishers. News is a key part of Facebook’s mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. As part of the launch, we announced that CrowdTangle would be free to all our news partners, we joined the First Draft Partner Network, and we began a collaboration with the News Literacy Project.