Is Facebook’s News Shows on Watch an Olive Branch to Publishers?

The social network is picking up the entire tab, but media outlets will retain editorial control

Several Facebook-funded news shows for Facebook Watch will debut this summer. Facebook Watch

After Facebook head of news products Alex Hardiman announced last week that the social network is funding an initiative to create news shows from 10 to 12 U.S. publishers for its Facebook Watch video platform, the social platform revealed details today about the first batch of series.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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