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Facebook increases its news firepower with new position

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Facebook has named Anne Kornblut — an alumnus of the Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post who has been at the company for three years — to the new position of Director of News, New Initiatives.

Per Facebook: "Anne will lead the expanded news partnerships out of our Menlo Park office. She will focus on new initiatives across the entire family of Facebook apps and services, and work across the many teams that touch news on Facebook: products, partnerships, policy, communications."

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