In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook laid out a fairly elaborate plan called to promote better media reporting and consumption.
The company's Journalism Project follows a year of debate over Facebook's role in the media - inside the company and externally - during which it faced questions over whether the social network is biased in the way it presents news to users and whether it propagates false information. Members of the media will be updated on the efforts, which include training for journalists and ways to promote news literacy among users, on a new Facebook Journalism Project page.
The Facebook Journalism Project is made up of several smaller projects - each of which Facebook is working on with a variety of media partners on different projects, including The Washington Post, Fox News, Germany's BILD and Spain's El Pais.
Facebook's decision to work more closely with media outlets comes after the company faced heated criticism for its role in spreading fake news stories during the USA presidential election.
After coming under fire for its role in the distributing of fake news during the election, Facebook is rolling out a new program created to help it forge stronger ties with the news media.
Facebook's latest news-hygiene initiative comes after it last week tapped Campbell Brown, a former NBC News correspondent and CNN host, as head of its news partnerships to be an ambassador to the industry. The social media platform will also work closely with third-party fact checking organizations to identify fake news articles. The company said it will work with news organizations on emerging business models, train journalists on Facebook products and tools via online courses, and visit newsrooms to discuss best practices.