Cal State Fullerton Partners With Hispanicize to Launch Groundbreaking Hispanic Communication Internship and Research Program

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MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), one of the nation's top universities for graduating Latino students in communications, is partnering with Hispanicize Wire, Hispanicize 2014 and the Hispanic PR Blog to create a year-round, communications internship and research program.

"We're excited to work with a dynamic Latino-owned media and social media brand like Hispanicize because they are at the forefront of what we as educators want to instill in our students about the new age of digital journalism, social media and content creation," said Inez Gonzalez, Director of the Latino Communications Initiative at CSUF.

"Our research and internship program with CSUF underscores Hispanicize's commitment to advancing the fields of journalism and social media for Latinos," said Manny Ruiz, founder of the Hispanicize companies that also include the Latina Mom Bloggers and Being Latino platforms. "Together with CSUF we're going to generate new insights that will benefit the fields of journalism, media and communications in general."

The results of the groundbreaking research that the university and Hispanicize are currently conducting will be unveiled at the fifth annual Hispanicize 2014 event that will be held April 1-4 in Miami at the InterContinental Miami hotel.

About Hispanicize 2014

Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 ( (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, film, music and innovation.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR's Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation's most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

About California State University Fullerton

The College of Communications at Cal State Fullerton, with more than 3,800 students, is one of the largest and most comprehensive communications colleges in California. The College delivers an affordable and quality education to a diverse group of students. The College's three departments − Communications, Human Communication Studies, and Radio-TV-Film − feature accomplished faculty and researchers. Through a talented student population, an alumni network of 26,000 and practical industry partnerships, the College prepares graduates who fuel the communications workforce of our region and beyond.

CONTACT: CSUF Latino Communications Initiative Inez Gonzalez (657) 278-2826 Or Hispanicize Jay Cruz (305) 321-5002

Source: Hispanicize Wire