The Facebook Journalism Project Is About to Get to Work in the Asia-Pacific Region

The Asia Pacific News Literacy Group is made up of 40 experts from newsrooms, publishers, educational institutions and third-party organizations

The Asia Pacific News Literacy Group, part of the Facebook Journalism Project, announced the first two projects it will pursue.

Facebook head of news partnerships Campbell Brown provided the details in a Facebook Media blog post:

  • Identifying and understanding audience trust in news in Australia by supporting the University of Technology Sydney’s School of Communication research into “Falling in love again—what will it take for audiences to trust newsmakers again?”
  • Encouraging best practice and knowledge sharing among news organizations by supporting The Splice Newsroom in its effort to inspire, build and support sustainable media businesses with an information hub that captures Asia Pacific’s best practices in newsrooms, case studies, talent profiles, training and media entrepreneurship in the evolution of media.

Brown said the Asia Pacific News Literacy Group is made up of 40 experts from newsrooms, publishers, educational institutions and third-party organizations in the region, and it is aimed at boosting news literacy and quality journalism. She added:

These projects complement Facebook’s work across Asia Pacific to support digital newsrooms. Since we launched the Facebook Journalism Project globally, our teams have conducted News Day workshops with newsrooms in Indonesia, India, Hong Kong and the Philippines. We will continue to offer e-learning courses to journalists and future journalists in the region and in local languages to support local news teams.

We believe that news literacy is a global concern, and by working together with our global partners from the News Integrity Initiative and the Asia Pacific News Literacy Group, we will help more people make informed decisions about which sources to trust.