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ROMERO-RODRIGUEZ, Luis M.  and  AGUADED, Ignacio. Consumption of information and digital competencies of journalism students from Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. Convergencia [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.70, pp.35-57. ISSN 2448-5799.

This paper proposes to examine the information consumption habits emerging in journalism students in Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, in particular the trend of infoxication and information overload in their communication ecosystem and also to analyze the media-literacy skills acquired over their training. The methodology focused on a digital self-administered quantitative questionnaire, applied to 1,603 third-year students of journalism at universities in Medellin, Lima and Caracas. Key findings are intensive use of Internet and social media that exceeds 5 hours a day, with especial attention to the fact that most of the content received through these networks is pseudo-information and stressing that media literacy training for informational consumption is preeminently self-taught.

Keywords : infoxication; information overload; data smog; information consumption habits; media literacy.

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