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Facebook is working on newsletter tools for journalists and writers


Facebook's initiative would work symbiotically with the social media platform, allowing writers to grow followings on Facebook and build email lists, with paid subscription tools available to allow journalists to profit.

“We want to do more to support the independent journalists and experts who are building businesses and audiences online,” said Campbell Brown, vice president for global news partnerships at Facebook. “We’re exploring ways to help them benefit from the news products we’ve built, like Facebook News and subscriptions, while also building new tools to complement what journalists already find useful.”

The Times reported that the new tool for freelancers may launch in the summer