Facebook to launch platform for freelance writers and journalists

The intention is to monetize the work of professionals through email newsletters and websites

Facebook announced that in the coming months it will be launching a new publishing platform in the United States that will allow freelance writers and journalists to reach new audiences and monetize their work through email newsletters and individual websites.

According to information provided by the company, more writers and journalists are now adapting their work to email newsletter models and prefer the editorial freedom inherent to the medium, which also allows them to move away from company-dependent  advertising business models that are in constant decline.

In this sense, the new Facebook platform, “would allow writers to monetize through subscriptions and will be integrated with Facebook pages,” said the company, adding that “writers will be able to create groups to interact with their community of readers.”

Notably, the world’s largest social network pledged in February to invest at least $ 1 billion in the news industry over the next three years, following a high-profile confrontation with the Australian government over the payment of content to the media.

Source: elsumario

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