Facebook Is Increasing Its Investment in Local Journalism

Social network sets aside millions more to support programs and partnerships

Facebook ponied up $3 million in 2018 to help some local newsrooms attract digital subscribers. Illustration: Dianna McDougall; Sources: Getty Images

Facebook is expanding its investment in local journalism, setting aside millions of dollars to support “news programs, partnerships and content,” according to Campbell Brown, the company’s vp, global news partnerships.

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