"The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals aim to adapt and apply the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards to journalism. Information literacy isdefined as the ability to recognize when information is needed and the ability to locate, evaluate, effectively use and ethically apply the needed information. The information literacy competencies for journalism take into account related literacies such as data, visual, news and media. The intended audiences for the standards are journalsm educators, professionals, postsecondary students and the librarians who serve them. Journalism students and professionals who cultivate information literacy competencies are better able to select, critically read and ethically use information.
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