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Free webinar focuses on Facebook groups for local reporting [Worldwide]

Free webinar focuses on Facebook groups for local reporting [Worldwide]

Posted on February 28, 2018

Journalists interested in best practices in starting a topical Facebook group can register for this online course.

News University, the Poynter Institute e-learning project, is offering the course "Cultivating local news communities with Facebook groups" at 2 p.m. EST March 15.

Participants will learn why the recent changes to Facebook's newsfeed make groups so important; what they need to consider as they are setting up a group; ways to get their newsroom excited and involved in managing the group; how to be a host and build productive communities; and more.

The instructor is Hannah Wise, engagement editor at The Dallas Morning News.

This course is sponsored by Google News Lab, the American Press Institute and the Knight Foundation.

Registration is free and ongoing.

For more information on how to register, click here.