Club Lunch: Social Media and The Traditional Press: How Facebook Sees Its Future As a Platform For News Produced by Others
|Social Media and The Traditional Press:
How Facebook Sees Its Future As a Platform For News
Produced by Others
|Speaker: Campbell Brown
|Head of News Partnerships, Facebook
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017
12:30PM FOR 12:45PM – LUNCH
1:15PM – ADDRESS
Campbell Brown discussed how Facebook’s Journalism Project is building relationships with the news industry and how the social network is working to help fight fake news.
Ms. Brown is the Head of News Partnerships at Facebook, leading the team responsible for helping news organizations and journalists work more closely and more effectively with Facebook. She has nearly twenty years of experience in journalism, most recently as an award-winning anchor and correspondent for NBC News and CNN. At CNN, she anchored a weekday primetime news program from 2007-2010 focusing on politics. Campbell held several roles over the course of her 11-year tenure with NBC News, including co-anchor of the weekend edition of “TODAY” from 2003-2007 and White House correspondent during President George W. Bush’s first term. She also served as the primary substitute anchor for “NBC Nightly News.” She began her career in local news, moving up the ranks of NBC affiliates in Topeka, KS; Richmond, VA; Baltimore, MD; and Washington, D.C. before going to the national network.