The move shows that Facebook definitely puts value in its relationships with media companies, news organizations, and others in the public eye. But it makes us wonder why this has been released now — and how much of it has to do with Facebook’s promoted updates business:

The social network allows organizations with a page to pay money for increased visibility of a particular status update, which in turn drives page views if a link is included. Many media organizations — especially those that produce written news — have come to rely on Facebook for as much as a third of all traffic referrals.