Facebook Media

Signal to Now Include Live Video For Journalists

By Áine Kerr, Manager of Journalism Partnerships

It’s been just over a year since we introduced Signal for Facebook and Instagram, a discovery and curation tool for journalists to help them find and use public photos, videos, and posts from these platforms around major public events. In that time, we’ve seen journalists throughout the U.S. regularly embed this content online and in their broadcasts.

Today, we are announcing a small update to Signal based on feedback from journalists using it every day. Beginning this Wednesday, we’ll be adding in a live video column. This will take the place of the FBNewswire/Politicswire column populated by Storyful. Through our conversations with newsrooms we’ve learned that journalists want to use more Facebook Live content, and today’s update aims to make that easier.

We’ve enjoyed a great partnership with Storyful and plan to continue working together on future projects. We are continuing to work with newsrooms to learn how we can build better tools for newsgathering, and we’ll share updates on our media blog.