College and Research Libraries News published “Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals” in 2012, which was written by the Association for College & Research Libraries' Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Communication Studies Committee.The report defines information literacy standards as “the ability to recognize when information is needed and the ability to locate, evaluate, effectively use, and ethically apply the needed information” (274) and claims that “the development and application of information literacy competencies for journalism can enhance the quality of research and reporting, can provide journalism students and professionals more competitive job market skills, and improve the level of public discourse” (275). The report lists five standards with identified goals for each. These are:
Standard One: Plan
Standard Two: Find
Standard Three: Evaluate for Accuracy and Fairness
Standard Four: Draft and Create
Standard Five: Ethical and Legal Standards
You can access the entire report on the ACRL Website at: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/standards/il_journalism.pdf, which also lists measurable outcomes for each of the goals.
What is Information Literacy?
“the ability to recognize when information is needed and the ability to locate, evaluate, effectively use, and ethically apply the needed information” (274).
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