1999 Distinguished Writing Award for Covering the World
Mirta Ojito, The New York Times
Cubans Face Past as Stranded Youths in U.S. -- January 12, 1998
The World; Four Decades of Revolution Bring Cuba Full Circle -- February 1, 1998
Havana Journal; A Sentimental Journey to La Casa of Childhood -- February 3, 1998
Havana Journal; Divided Loyalties Tugging at Cuba’s Children --February 18, 1998
2005, Named Distinguished Alumna of the Dorothy F. Schmidt
College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University.
2005, Inducted into the 2005 Miami Dade College Hall of Fame
for outstanding contributions to the community in the
field of Print Journalism.
Manaña" was selected by
Newsday and the Dayton Daily News as a 2005 favorite book.
2006, Phi Theta Kappa International Distinguished Alumna
was named “Best Book by a Local Author,”
by Miami Today, a Miami, FL weekly.
Recipient, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa,
Florida Atlantic University, December 2006.
June 5, 2000
Best of Friends, Worlds Apart
by Mirta Ojito