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Hispanicize and Co. to Study Latino Journalists' Beliefs on Career, Social Media, and Technology with First Annual Survey

First Posted: Jan 14, 2014 06:55 PM EST

The state of Latinos and Tech is increasingly reported on, especially by Latino journalists and/or in the pages of tech sections at Latino-focused news media, like this website. Rarely is the mirror turned on the Latino reporters, but one survey hopes to begin doing just that: studying Latino journalists' beliefs about their careers and the role social media and technology play in their lives.

The survey -- a project put together by California State University, Fullerton, Hispanicize Wire, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and Florida International University -- will look into Latino journalists' beliefs about social media, technology, and their outlook on their careers by targeting U.S. Latino and Puerto Rico-based journalists with a 5-minute questionnaire.

"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."

Journalists who work for both Hispanic and non-Hispanic media outlets are included in the online survey's scope. The online survey will begin on Feb. 4, and the results will be unveiled as part of the Hispanic Journalist Showcase at the Fifth Annual Hispanicize event held in Miami from April 1-4, 2014. There, the "Who's Who" of top Hispanic Journalists will also be featured. 

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