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Morning Media Newsfeed: FB Launches Newswire | Vice Reporter Freed | NYT Revenue Up

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Facebook Teams With Storyful to Launch FB Newswire for Journalists, Media Outlets (AllFacebook)
Facebook has become a virtual newsroom of sorts, with a recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project finding that three out of 10 U.S. adults get at least some news while on Facebook and 78 percent of Facebook users see news while navigating the site. Now, the social network is aiming to become an invaluable resource for journalists and media organizations, announcing that it teamed up with social content discovery outfit Storyful to launch FB Newswire. TechCrunch FB Newswire promises to offer journalists a repository of verified, real-time content for use in covering breaking news stories. Storyful’s purpose was to verify news sources from social sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and the FB Newsroom version of its tech continues that mission, with the aim of making Facebook a more useful resource for journalists and news publications. GigaOM Storyful was acquired by News Corp. in December for $25 million. FB Newswire will highlight content that has been posted by users and media entities who are reporting on breaking news events around the world, and comes complete with an easy-to-use “embed” function. Mashable The agency will use an algorithm to find popular and breaking news stories on Facebook in categories like sports, entertainment, tech and politics. Facebook is also releasing a Twitter handle for the service, called @FBNewswire, along with the feed. Poynter / MediaWire The company recently hired Liz Heron from The Wall Street Journal to facilitate partnerships between Facebook and news organizations. The FB Newswire page will be publicly accessible but is “100 percent” aimed at journalists, Facebook director of news and global media partnerships Andy Mitchell said. “The format on the page will feel like a wire,” he said.

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Cheryl Gould Departs NBC News

Cheryl Gould, a 37-year veteran of NBC News, is leaving the company. Gould — the first female producer of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw — had been with NBC News since 1977, most recently serving as senior VP.

During her time at NBC News, Gould served as domestic and foreign editor, VP of CNBC, and senior producer of NBC News Overnight, which she helped create. In 1989, Gould won an Emmy Award for Nightly News’ coverage of the Romanian revolution. Her work has been published in The New York Times and Newsweek. She has also served on the Board for the International Women’s Media Foundation.

“We have all benefited from Cheryl’s decades of successes and dedication to NBC News,” wrote Deborah Turness, NBC News’ president, in a memo obtained by Jim Romenesko.

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Former D.C. Bureau Chief Leaves NBC News (NY Post)
Antoine Sanfuentes, the former Washington bureau chief for NBC News, is exiting the network. The news was confirmed in a farewell note emailed to staff by Sanfuentes Monday morning. The journalist had been with the Peacock network for 24 years. His last day is Jan. 20, he said in the email, a copy of which was reviewed by The New York Post. HuffPost His exit is the latest shakeup during what has already been a bumpy year for NBC News. Turness took over as president this past summer, and Today and Meet The Press have both struggled in the ratings. NY Post Turness is turning her attention to her troubled Sunday talk show, Meet The Press — asking staff to write a mission statement and explain what works and what doesn’t, the Post has learned. Turness has been reviewing individual shows one by one with the aim of having staff focus more clearly on winning the ratings wars, sources said. FishbowlDC But while Meet The Press has slipped in recent months from a strong first place in the ratings to third, NBC sources close to the matter tell FishbowlDC that scrapping the show — one of NBC’s marquee brands — is not on the table.

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New Boss Talk | Creeping | Shut it Down

TVNewser: Deborah Turness, the new president of NBC News, says “My first to job is to listen.” Not a bad strategy.

AppNewser: There’s a new app that let’s you record sounds from the immediate past. The NSA commented, “Big deal.”

FishbowlDC: WaPo’s The Reliable Source calls out August for being slow, and then shutters for the month to prove its point.

NBC News To Name First Female President

According to The New York Times, Deborah Turness is about to be named president of NBC News. Citing “people with knowledge of the situation,” the Times claims Turness’ appointment will likely be announced by Monday. Turness has been the editor of the UK’s ITV News since 2004.

If Turness gets the nod she’ll be making history by becoming the first female president of an American network news division. Pretty crazy, right? In NBC News’ 73 years of existence, all of its presidents have been men. Steve Capus, who stepped down in February, was the most recent one.

Turness’ colleagues have described her as “ferociously energetic and savvy,” which means after about six months at NBC News, there’ll be a hit piece filled with anonymous sources, complaining about her handling of the job.

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