Facebook launches first fund of the State $ 6 million to train journalists

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Announced Facebook today announced the launch of a new fund of $ 4.5 million GBP, equivalent to US $ 6 million to train nearly 80 local journalist new in the UK as part of the ” Project Community News | Community News Project “. Facebook says that the objective behind this initiative is to encourage the reporting of cities where became Health and local reporters wares are rare.

The Facebook network is the main source of news for many people all over the world. As a result, the aim of Facebook to support local publishers to this initiative and that is why the project has launched Community News This.

This will be used the fund the investment worth about US $ 6 million to support the local press in the United Kingdom. Will the National Council for the training of journalists, Facebook partner in this initiative, employing about 80 journalists from the journalists of the trainees. They will be placed in the room local news in just two years.

Will be able to all journalists have access to the complete training programme from the National Council for training journalists during their work. Will receive those trainees who do not have Diploma of the National Council for the training of journalists in the Press training necessary to obtain the required qualifications. Those who have already that Syria will be rehabilitated towards the Diploma of the new national to the local press. They will receive training from Facebook about the skills of news gathering digital.

Unfortunately, there is currently no information about whether Facebook is planning to launch similar initiatives in other countries or not.

 

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