Latino journalists, please tell us how its going for you at work


 The world of journalism is changing – morphing into something not anticipated just a few short years ago. 

 With those changes, the workplace has evolved into something entirely different from what we used to know and opportunities for advancement also might have changed. 

 So, how’s it going? Have the changes been good to you, your career? Are you better off now than you were before the digital revolution? Are you still getting the job satisfaction and opportunities you received prior to the industry’s evolution to a more digital platform? 

 We’d like to know – anonymously, of course. We are polling members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and other Latino journalists to find out. 

 Two researchers at the University of Texas at El Paso, professors Maria de los Angeles Flores and Zita Arocha, are conducting a survey among Latino journalists to determine how the changes have affected opportunities and job satisfaction. 

 Researchers will continue to collect data through the end of December and the results of the survey will be presented at the NAHJ 2018 conference in Miami. 

 “It is essential to identify the obstacles that Latino journalists face daily to generate dialog within their respective organizations on effective approaches to better train, retain and promote journalists of color,” Flores said.    

 The results will be forward to media leaders and media organizations after they are presented in Miami. 

 The survey will improve the organization’s ability to “comprehend, assess and map the frontier of the industry for journalists at any level in their career,” said NAHJ President Brandon Benavides. “We have made a commitment to better equip our members with tools and resources helping them to stay ahead of the curve and to do so begins with possessing a certain basis of knowledge,” he said. 

 This is the third time NAHJ has conducted the survey. The first one was in 2004, conducted by Prof. Federico Subervi. A new version was conducted by Subveri and Flores in 2013.

 This year’s survey can be found here:

 You will remain anonymous. Only your response will be known. 

 Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey.  

 Many thanks. 

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