A Facebook newscast? That is exactly what ABC News’ World News Tonight with David Muir will launch Monday with the introduction of Facecast: The One Thing, a one-minute newscast that will appear on the show’s Facebook page every weekday.
ABC News said Facecast: The One Thing will feature a round-up of the day’s top stories and trending topics, and it will be shot behind the scenes at its New York headquarters and hosted by Muir, making it the first social media daily newscast hosted by an evening news anchor.
Facebook director of news and global media partnerships Andy Mitchell said in a release introducing Facecast: The One Thing:
Video on Facebook is growing fast, and it’s exciting to see ABC and David Muir create unique content for this platform. A newscast produced for the mobile use case is a great way to leverage Facebook’s platform and engage people in the journalism ABC News is known for.
World News Tonight executive producer Almin Karamehmedovic added:
We are grateful that our audience engages with David Muir and World News Tonight on social media all day long. We’re very excited to launch a newscast that is exclusively for Facebook, where users can continue the conversation beyond the evening newscast at any time.
Readers: Will you check out Facecast: The One Thing?