Campbell Brown has been hired by Facebook to run its new news service. She was once an Anchor on CNN.
The hire is related to Facebook’s new efforts to fight against the proliferation of fake news stories. The world’s largest social media company had been harshly criticized throughout the 2016 Presidential elections for not doing more to stop such stories from getting into its news feeds. According to Brown, in her new role she will help news organizations and journalists work more closely and more effectively with Facebook.
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Campbell Brown converted to Judaism after she married Dan Senor, co-writer of the best seller Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, a Republican foreign policy adviser and former White House adviser, who is making his own media fora, yin 2006. The couple has 2 children.
I have some exciting news to share. This month I will be joining Facebook to lead its News Partnerships team…. https://t.co/xEgTPOUEPB
— Campbell Brown (@campbell_brown) January 6, 2017
Campbell Brown posted the following announcement on her own Facebook page:
“I have some exciting news to share. This month I will be joining Facebook to lead its News Partnerships team. This is a different role for me, but one where I will be tapping my newsroom experience to help news organizations and journalists work more closely and more effectively with Facebook. I will be working directly with our partners to help them understand how Facebook can expand the reach of their journalism, and contribute value to their businesses. That also means making sure there is ongoing feedback from publishers as Facebook develops new products and tools for news organizations.
“I grew up in journalism. It has been the most defining part of my professional life. Throughout my career my mentors were all great journalists. Covering the news with honesty and integrity is something that matters deeply to me, and I have always felt that journalism is more than just a job. Right now we are watching a massive transformation take place in the news business – both in the way people consume news and in the way reporters disseminate news. Facebook is a major part of this transformation. This change comes with enormous challenges for journalists but also with great opportunities. Being given the chance to work on these complex issues with an industry full of people I care so much about is thrilling for me. I am really looking forward to joining this team, and can’t wait to get started. Happy New Year!”