Facebook will donate 4.5 million ($5.8 million) to the UK to train journalists to support communities where local newspapers and journalists have lost, largely because advertising revenue and readers have turned to the social media giant, Reuters reported on the evening of November 19, Beijing time.
Facebook says it recognizes its role in getting news today and hopes to take more steps to support local publishers.
Facebook said about 80 new trainee journalists funded by Facebook would be recruited by regional publishers Newsquest, JPIMedia, Reach, Archant and Midland News Association, under the supervision of the National Journalists Training Commission (NCTJ).
Last Friday, Johnston Press filed for bankruptcy protection and agreed to be bought by its bondholders.
Acebook said the two-year pilot project, the platform's first pilot project worldwide, did not send any signals to start producing its own news content.
Waonews is a news media from China, with hundreds of translations, rolling updates China News, hoping to get the likes of foreign netizens