What Facebook’s plan to hire journalists means | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 23, 2019

What Facebook’s plan to hire journalists means

Facebook’s plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say.

The social media giant said Tuesday it would build a small team of journalists to select the top national news of the day “to ensure we’re highlighting the right stories.”

It comes as the US media landscape is plagued by job losses and newspaper closures, with organizations trying to figure out how to record profits in the age of free news.

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