Already get your news in snippets from social media? Well, at least now you can get it from a real newsman.
ABC’s “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir is set to host a new one-minute daily social media newscast on Facebook, “The One Thing.”
The so-called Facecast, which kicks off on Monday, will provide users with a round-up of the day’s top stories and trending topics. It will be shot behind the scenes at ABC News headquarters in New York City, and made available on the “World News Tonight” Facebook page.
“The One Thing” is the first ever daily newscast for social media hosted by an evening news anchor, ABC News touted.
“We are grateful that our audience engages with David Muir and “World News Tonight” on social media all day long,” said “World News Tonight” executive producer Almin Karamehmedovic. “We’re very excited to launch a newscast that is exclusively for Facebook where users can continue the conversation beyond the evening newscast at any time.”
“Video on Facebook is growing fast and it’s exciting to see ABC and David Muir create unique content for this platform,” added Andy Mitchell, director, News and Global Media Partnerships. “A newscast produced for the mobile use case is a great way to leverage Facebook’s platform and engage people in the journalism ABC News is known for.”