The Facebook Journalism Project Is Teaming Up With Storyful to Train Reporters and Editors

The social media literacy curriculum includes determining user-generated content’s authenticity

Storyful developed the social media literacy training Facebook Journalism Project

The Facebook Journalism Project is teaming up with social media intelligence company Storyful on an initiative to bring social media literacy training to reporters and editors around the world.

Storyful developed the training to help journalists understand how information flows across social platforms, how social user-generated content can fill gaps in the newsgathering process, how to determine the authenticity of that UGC and commonly used tactics for spreading fake news online.

Journalists who are interested in information on this training can click here.

Facebook global strategic initiatives lead for news partnerships Julia Bain said in a release, “Storyful is doing great work contextualizing and verifying social media content for newsrooms. We’re looking forward to partnering with them as they help train global journalists on social media literacy.”

Storyful CEO Sharb Farjami added, “The growing complexity of the social media ecosystem and the increasing sophistication of disinformation tactics requires that journalists across the globe possess an expertise and an evolving knowledge base about these platforms.” David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.