Journalists wanted an innovative newsgathering tool that can quickly help them to scan can search the needed information from the ocean of information on Facebook and also from its photo-sharing site Instagram. We are happy to tell that Facebook has developed a more vital part for newsgathering. It also has an ability to provide related trends, photos, videos, and posts on Facebook and Instagram. All these information help the journalists for their storytelling and reporting.
Facebook introduce a new platform for journalists called Facebook Signal, that will include updates from Facebook and Instagram. It is a free discovery tool. It is specially for journalists who want to source, gather and implant worthy newscontent from Facebook and Instagram. They can get news stories from a different field all in one place such as – culture, entertainment, sports, and many more.
What’s the new trend on Facebook
Journalists need to give their concentration on what is today’s trend & fashion. What is new in the market? Moreover, what are up-comings? For this purpose, they are interested in the conversations are resonating on Facebook. Facebook can quickly display related content that has shared publicly. Search function makes it easy to search related content directly.
Who is driving the most conversation on Facebook
Journalists can see the list of public figures that will help to rank that which conversation has engaged the Public concentration the most. It also includes real-time communications across Politicians, Authors, Actors, Musicians, Sports Teams, Players, and others.
Searching Instagram for news events around the world
journalists can use location-tag and topic-related search functions. They can also search public posts to specific hashtags related Instagram. These Instagrams ar connected with particular public accounts i.e. related to partcular locations.
Content for news gathering and packaging
You can easily save every Facebook post, Instagram image or video, and every metric i.e. found in Facebook Signal that you can use later for further use for digital writers or broadcasting teams.
Easily embed content from Facebook and Instagram for coverage
Journalists can easily use these content for coverage purpose. They just need to select only and copy the embed code of post. Newsrooms also integrate Facebook Signal APIs to use curated content on their websites and for broadcasting them.
At present Facebook Signal is available as a free tool for journalists. It is a first step by Facebook and Instagram for helping the journalists.