What is the Facebook scheme?
Facebook is donating £4.5m to fund 80 reporters in newsrooms across the UK as part of its community reporting scheme.
It says it has chosen locations that are currently under-represented because of cutbacks in the regional press. Reporters will be employed on two year contracts with the brief to cover communities or topics that are currently under-reported.
The scheme will be overseen by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, who will also help employers recruit reporters from diverse backgrounds.
There is no indication what will happen at the end of the two year contract period.