Subscription and membership focus of new Facebook accelerator

Building on its successes in previous years, the Facebook Accelerator program is accepting applications for another round, with a March 19 deadline. The program is open to U.S. and Canadian newsrooms, either for-profit or nonprofit.

The coinciding programs will let publishers focus either on subscriptions or memberships. Participation provides publishers with $50,000, three months of intensive training, and six months to put your plan into action. The training is not focused on Facebook tools or services, says Facebook.

More info, including eligibility criteria and links to the applications are here.

The program is run in cooperation with the Local Media Association.