Mirta Ojito, an award-winning journalist, is the author of two nonfiction books, Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus and Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town. A graduate of Miami-Dade College, Florida Atlantic University, and Columbia University, she worked for the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, the New York Times, and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University before joining NBC News three years ago as a member of the news standards team; she is now the senior director of standards at Telemundo.
Ojito is a recipient of numerous awards, including a shared Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2001 for a New York Times series on race and, more recently, an Emmy for investigative reporting. Her work has been included in several anthologies, and she has taught journalism at Columbia, New York University, and the University of Miami. Ojito is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has written widely about immigration and human rights.
Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town (2013)
Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus (2006)
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“When the Reporter is Part of the Story: Mirta Ojito’s Memoir of Cuban Exodis” in Poynter.
“Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Joins Telemundo” in Hispanicize Wire
Recent and archived work by Ojito for the New York Times
Video: Ojito at the Miami Book Fair