Unprecedented Survey Will Uncover Hispanic Journalists' Beliefs About Their Careers, Social Media and Tech

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MIAMI, Jan. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), Hispanicize Wire, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and Florida International University (FIU) are teaming up to launch a groundbreaking survey to uncover Hispanic journalists' beliefs about their careers and their use of social media and technology.

The 5-minute national survey is targeting U.S. Latino and Puerto Rico-based journalists who produce content for Hispanic and non-Hispanic media outlets alike. The online survey is being promoted nationally through Hispanicize Wire as well as through the NAHJ starting February 4.

"This first annual survey will reveal the challenges and changes that most concern Hispanic journalists today," said Manny Ruiz, Founder and CEO of Hispanicize Wire and the annual Hispanicize event. "We're confident that the insights we will glean from this survey will bring awareness to these issues and will ultimately help elevate the journalism industry as a whole."

The results of the groundbreaking survey will be jointly unveiled as part of the Hispanic Journalist Showcase of the 5th Annual Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) event, the annual Latino trends event, that will be held April 1-4 in Miami at the InterContinental Miami hotel. This year's Hispanic Journalist Showcase will feature a Who's Who of top Hispanic journalists with a particularly strong focus on the topic of media entrepreneurship for journalists.

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.

About Hispanicize Wire

Miami-based Hispanicize Wire (http://www.HispanicizeWire.com) is an innovative and economical multimedia press release wire platform tailored to serve small businesses, brands, marketing agencies and non-profit organizations.

Hispanicize Wire offers comprehensive national, state and city-specific distributions to U.S. Hispanic/Puerto Rico media and bloggers. The Latino newswire platform offers clients a wide range of budget-friendly multimedia capabilities and online guaranteed placements that are priced at a fraction of what traditional wire services cost.

About the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the advancement and recognition of Hispanics in the news and communications industry. NAHJ founded in 1984 also advocates for the fair and accurate representation and treatment of Hispanics in media.

About The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University (SJMC)

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University (SJMC) is at the vanguard of pioneering communication programs led by a talented group of global educators and professionals. Accredited by the ACEJMC since 1991, the SJMC has a rich history of award-winning students, faculty and alumni with prestigious accolades and a strong commitment to top quality research and innovative thinking. With over 2,000 students and more than 7,000 successful alumni, the school offers 60+ graduate and undergraduate courses in advertising, broadcasting, digital media, journalism, mass communication, public relations and visual communication.

CONTACT: CSUF Latino Communications Initiative Inez Gonzalez igonzalez@fullerton.edu Tel: 657.278.2826 Or DavellePR Michelle McQueen Email: michelle@davellepr.com Tel: (646) 670-6673 Or Tel: (917) 370-6016

Source: Hispanicize Wire