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Journalist-Curated News Sections

Facebook Will Use Journalists to Curate Content on Its News Tab

— August 26, 2019 — Social Media
Facebook has indicated that it will use people in order to decide what content will be added to its News Tab. Facebook will rely on a small team of journalists to decide what content is appropriate for the News Tab. The platform will still use an algorithm to rank different stories, however, journalists can decide which stories should be highlighted on the platform. This means that people can work with the algorithm system in order to curate a better news section on the platform and also to address the limitations of only relying on either people or algorithms.

Facebook will be creating a job posting on August 20th to search for journalists to curate its news sections. The social network will launch its News Tab at some point near the end of 2019.


Image Credit: Facebook
Trend Themes
1. Journalist-curated Content - The trend of incorporating journalists to curate content on platforms like Facebook's News Tab provides an opportunity for more accurate and relevant news delivery.
2. Collaboration Between People and Algorithms - The trend of combining the decision-making abilities of journalists and algorithms can lead to a more balanced and comprehensive news experience.
3. Addressing the Limitations of Content Curation - The trend of involving both people and algorithms in content curation acknowledges the need to overcome the limitations of relying solely on one approach.
Industry Implications
1. Social Media Platforms - Social media platforms can benefit from incorporating journalist-curated news sections to enhance content quality and user satisfaction.
2. News and Media - The news and media industry can explore opportunities to collaborate with social media platforms for journalist-driven content curation, providing greater credibility and relevance.
3. Job Market for Journalists - The emergence of journalist-curated news sections creates new job opportunities and career paths for journalists looking to leverage their expertise in digital platforms.
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