Facebook has selected 25 local writers to join Bulletin and supporting them with new tailored courses and consulting sessions.
Earlier this year, Facebook announced the launch of Bulletin, a new publishing and newsletter subscription platform open to a small group of journalists in the US.
Now, Facebook’s VP of Global News Partnerships, Campbell Brown, announced that Facebook has selected 25 writers in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), to join the ranks of creators on Bulletin.
Bulletin is slowly building more tools and services to support its new writers, partnering with the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY).
Facebook and CUNY will offer a tailored version of the university’s Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program (EJCP) for the new group of local Bulletin writers. The Jumpstart Program for Local Writers, the course is an intensive study program designed “to jump-start participants on the path to building a sustainable, independent business.”
Facebook has also partnered with Dan Oshinsky, Inbox Collective and Newsletter Chief Strategist at the New Yorker and at BuzzFeed, to provide free learning opportunities for all Bulletin writers.
The collaborators will offer one-on-one consulting sessions and support for writers to deepen their knowledge around designing a newsletter strategy.
Facebook is offering these services and tools to help the new group of local writers create content, build engaged audiences, and generate revenue. The support is meant to allow writers to build independent businesses, through which the Facebook community can access local information from within the platform.