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Look for live-streaming journalists on Facebook


  1. "Facebook is making an app that was previously only for celebrities and other public figures available to journalists with verified profiles," according to
  2. Journalists can now "report from the scene with Live, host a Q&A and connect in real-time with followers," as explains:
  3. And viewers will "have a central place to quickly discuss the latest events with the journalist on the scene, whether it’s at an Apple event, a developer conference like F8, or in Syria documenting the refugee situation," says Venture Beat:
  4. Poynter points out: "Opening Mentions to journalists is the latest overture from Facebook to the world of media, and it signals that the social media giant is looking to strengthen its position as a destination for news."
  5. And according to Wired: "The Mentions app also lets users monitor what people are saying about them, follow topics that interest them, see what’s trending on Facebook, and have a greater ability to decide with whom they share their posts."
  6. More reports:
  7. Facebook announced Live for public figures early last month: