The Facebook Journalism Project Teamed Up With the Society of Professional Journalists

They will teach the use of the social network’s tools for reporting and storytelling

The two parties will launch the SPJ Training Program for journalists
Society of Professional Journalists/Facebook Journalism Project

The Facebook Journalism Project and the Society of Professional Journalists are joining forces.

The two parties will launch the SPJ Training Program for journalists, and Jennifer Jenkins, who works on journalism partnerships for the social network, said the new initiative “will serve as an extension of FJP’s ongoing efforts to support quality journalism and provide tools and training for journalists and newsrooms.”

Journalists selected by the SPJ will be trained to teach other journalists in newsrooms, classrooms, journalism institutions and conferences how to use Facebook—and features including Facebook Live, groups, video, insights and safety features—for reporting and storytelling.

Jenkins wrote, “By creating an active community of trainers who can share expertise about the tools Facebook offers, this program will equip more journalists with the information and access to improve their skills and connect with their audiences.”

More information is available here.