Facebook’s Vadim Lavrusik on Why ‘Facebook Is a Journalist’s Rolodex’

"Facebook is a journalist's rolodex," said Facebook journalism program manager Vadim Lavrusik. No longer a walled garden, reporters can now search through Facebook's database of more than 1 billion people for sources and connect with readers without accepting a friend request. These two changes, Lavrusik said, have changed everything about the way journalists can use the social network to report the news. In a recent interview, Lavrusik explained how Facebook's search bar, Graph Search, "is an incredible tool for finding sources and discovering content for your stories."