Facebook Commits $5M to Local Journalists Who Use Its New Publishing Platform

Priority will go to independent writers covering diverse groups and underserved communities

Facebook will prioritize applicants who extensively cover Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, or other audiences of color FG Trade/iStock

Facebook will commit $5 million to local journalists who plan to start or continue their work on the platform for independent experts, journalists and writers that it introduced in March.

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