Evaluating Job Satisfaction of Latino Journalists in Multimedia Newsrooms
Consent Form for Research Involving Human Subjects—ENGLISH
We invite you to participate in an extensive national study “Evaluating Job Satisfaction of Latino Journalists in Multimedia Newsrooms” that will examine the satisfaction level, workplace conditions, and opportunities for career advancement of Latino/a journalists working in online, mainstream/legacy, and Latino-oriented news outlets. Your participation is voluntary, anonymous, and confidential; there is no monetary compensation for participating in the survey. Please take your time making a decision and feel free to discuss it with your friends and family. Before agreeing to take part in this research study, it is important that you read this consent form that describes the present study.
You have been asked to take part in this study because you are a Latino/a journalist, which is the group of people that this investigation is assessing to document which aspect of job satisfaction is creating high/low morale as well as high/low productivity. If you agree to participate in this research, you will be asked to answer an online survey which has nine sections; each section takes approximately three minutes to respond. You can answer the questions in one sitting or complete each section at a time that best fits your availability. The online survey is available from September 1 to December 31, 2017.
Your part in this study is confidential. None of the information will identify you by name. All records will be stored securely, and only the researchers will have access to your responses. The results of this study may be presented at journalistic conferences and used in academic publications. There are no known risks associate with this research. However, the study results could be used by news media organizations around the country that would like to increase their reporters’ job productivity to determine the job satisfaction aspects that they should consider keeping, changing, or further developing.
The study is a collaborative research project between the Department of Communication at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). If you have any questions, you may contact Dr. María de los Ángeles Flores (email@example.com), Professor Zita Arocha (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Federico Subervi (email@example.com). In addition, if you have questions or concerns about your participation in this study, please contact UTEP’s Institutional Review Board at 915-747-7693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have read each paragraph of this consent form regarding the study. If you agree to take part in this study, please click on the “I agree” button below. You have the right to choose not to take part in this study. There will be no penalties or loss of benefits. Would you like to participate in our study?