In der Columbia Journalism Review gibt es unter dem Titel „What the news media can learn from librarians“ einen Artikel, der die bibliothekarische Vermittlung von Informationskompetenz als mögliches Vorbild für Journalisten beschreibt:
„The information literacy framework offers them a more meaningful way to engage with and manage information. The librarians encourage users to focus on inquiry rather than opinion, to evaluate a range of sources, take into account diverse viewpoints and perspectives, and to develop the ability to pursue new avenues as they gain new understanding.
They also urge users to assess the value of information in its various forms. Is it being used as a commodity, a way to understand the world, a means to influence, a path to educate, or some combination of these? They regard users not only as knowledge consumers, but also as knowledge creators.“