Uncovering the Research Behaviors of Reporters: A Conceptual Framework for Information Literacy in Journalism Journal Article uri icon



  • The American news media is facing a crisis of public trust fueled, in part, by an epistemological disagreement of what constitutes quality news. Through a series of 50 interviews with journalism professionals and students, this research investigates how evidence-based journalism is created by gathering data on expert and novice research practices. Interviews were transcribed, coded, and analyzed through the lens of the ACRL Framework to provide the foundation for a journalism information literacy framework. This analysis can be used to inform library instruction and higher education journalism curricula and offers insights and greater transparency on the processes that underlie trustworthy news.

publication date

  • December 1, 2022

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • October 11, 2022 5:18 AM

Full Author List

  • Boss KE; De Voe KM; Gilbert SR; Hernandez C; Heuer MB; Hines A; Knapp JA; Tokarz RE; Tucker CE; Bisbee KV

author count

  • 10

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1077-6958

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2161-4326

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 393

end page

  • 413


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