It looks like Twitter is planning to move into news and journalism. A new job posting has appeared seeking applicants for a new ‘head of news’ position with the company.
“You will be responsible for devising and executing the strategies that make Twitter indispensable to newsrooms and journalists, as well as an essential part of the operations and strategy of news organizations and TV news networks. You should have a strong vision for the broad potential of Twitter and news, while also being able to rigorously manage and scale the news team’s daily impact.”
According to Business Insider the company isn’t planning on producing its own content just yet:
The ultimate goal is to increase the volume and quality of news content found on Twitter, increase the number journalists using Twitter, increase the number and quality of on-air integrations, and further grow Twitter as a tool for discovering news stories.