عنوان مقاله [English]
With the advent of the information society, there have been substantial changes in the concepts and structures of society/corresponding communities. The explosion of information that has led to the contamination (or pollution) of information on the one hand and the advances in information and communications technology (ICT) and the emergence of modern media on the other hand pose new challenges in the field of access, understanding and use of information to news activists, especially news editors and journalists. Hence, access to information requires an exceptional ability beyond the basic literacy of news knowledge to compete and survive in the information society, which is referred to as "information literacy". One important strategy to promote information literacy is to be aware of their information literacy status. The current research study has outlined the status of information literacy in the mentioned society with emphasis on its seven constituent components and influential factors in improving this expertise/skill. This research is a quantitative, descriptive and fundamental study, which is based on a survey method. The findings reveal that news editors and reporters are in a satisfactory status/position only in the two components of information analysis, and ethical and legal considerations regarding the use of information. However, their information literacy level is generally average, which is not desirable. Studies also showed that there is a key direct relationship between taking English and computer training courses and/or international computer driving license (ICDL) and information literacy level.