MIAMI, FL – February 10, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Are U.S. Hispanic journalists optimistic about their careers amid a fast-changing media landscape and the social media revolution? How are they adapting to new technologies and to a growing Latino audience? And do they believe they receive the same level of respect as their non-Latino counterparts?

These are just some of the questions that a new anonymous national survey of Latino journalists will attempt to uncover in the next four weeks. The 2nd Annual State of Hispanic Journalists Survey, conducted by California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), Hispanicize Wire, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and Florida International University (FIU), officially launched today and can be accessed here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Hispanic_Journalist_Trend_Survey_2015

The 5-minute national online survey, available in both English and Spanish, will uncover the ongoing evolution of Hispanic journalists’ beliefs about their careers and their use of social media and technology. Building upon the first survey, the 2nd annual survey targets U.S. Latino and Puerto Rico-based journalists who produce content for Hispanic and non-Hispanic media outlets alike. The survey will be heavily promoted nationally through Hispanicize Wire as well as through the NAHJ.

“The second annual survey will help us see if Latino journalists have changed their perceptions about several key industry topics we queried them about in 2014 and if there are new issues they are tracking in 2015,” said Bill Gato, CEO of Hispanicize Wire. “We encourage as many Hispanic journalists as possible to take five minutes of their busy schedules to participate.”

The results of the survey will be jointly unveiled as part of the Hispanic Journalist Showcase of the 6th Annual Hispanicize 2015 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) event, the annual Latino trends event, that will be held March 16-20 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, bloggers and influencers. The Latino newswire platform offers clients a wide range of budget-friendly multimedia and social media capabilities and online guaranteed placements that are priced at a fraction of what traditional wire services cost.

The Hispanicize Wire platform features a social media optimized, SEO-friendly, beautifully designed and bilingual web site that allows clients to post photos, YouTube videos, PDFs, biographies, presentations, brochures and more. Hispanicize Wire is the only Latino wire service that always includes multimedia posting as a standard feature. Hispanicize Wire is a low cost, flat-rate based service that never charges clients text overage rates.

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 FIU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication
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.

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