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Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students

Information LIteracy Competency Standards for Journalism Students

"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.

Related Readings/Assignment & Assessment Ideas

ACRL wiki - Information Literacy in Communications and Journalism

Cheney, D. (2010). Fuzzy Logic: Why Students Need News and Information Literacy Skills. Youth Media Reporter, 445-47.

FIELD, T., & MACMILLAN, M. (2011). Toward Development of Collaborative, Comprehensive Information Literacy and Research Skills Program inside the Journalism Curriculum. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 66(2), 176-186.

Gesler, D. (2007). Research is elementary: How Blue's Clues can help teach Communication Research methods . Communication Teacher,    21(4), 118-122. doi:10.1080/17404620701780448

Lauricella, S. (2009). “Is this for real?”: Web literacy for the web-savvy. Communication Teacher, 23(4), 137-141. doi:10.1080/17404620903218809

Meyer, K. R., Hunt, S. K., Hopper, K., Thakkar, K. V., Tsoubakopoulos, V., & Van Hoose, K. J. (2008). Assessing Information Literacy Instruction in the Basic Communication Course. Communication Teacher, 22(1), 22-34. doi:10.1080/17404620801926925

Miller, A. C. (2010). Can a Democracy Survive without Reliable Information?. Youth Media Reporter, 441-44.

Natalle, E. J., & Crowe, K. M. (2013). Information Literacy and Communication Research: A Case Study on Interdisciplinary Assessment. Communication Education, 62(1), 97-104.

SCHMIDT, H. C. (2013). Addressing Media Literacy Within Higher Education: A Comparison of Faculty and Student Perceptions. Northwest Journal Of Communication, 41(1), 133-159.

Shearman, S.M. (2010).  Writing assignments as a process: Step by step writing

Sjoberg, L. M., & Ahlfeldt, S. L. (2010). Bridging the Gap: Integrating Information Literacy into Communication Courses. Communication    Teacher, 24(3),  131-135. doi:10.1080/17404622.2010.489193