Facebook Hires Campbell Brown to Lead News Partnerships

Not a fun job.

Former CNN host Campbell Brown has been tasked with the unenviable task of mending Facebook’s relationship with news outlets.

Brown will serve as Facebook’s head of news partnerships, a role that falls short of what many had hoped: An editor who would help weed out the fake news that floods the social network.

Instead, the New York Times reports that Brown will “work as a liaison with news organizations so that Facebook can better meet their journalistic and business imperatives and lessen some of their suspicion about the social media giant.” Good luck!

Publish date: January 9, 2017 https://dev.adweek.com/digital/facebook-hires-campbell-brown-to-lead-news-partnerships/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT