“And everyone is equal, and everyone has a voice and perspective. For me, that has motivated my journalism.”
Maria Hinojosa (born July 2, 1961) is an American journalist. She is mainly known for her reports on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack and her 2008 story of taxing the poor, which presents the plight of the lower classes in Alabama. He received Emmy Awards for the two. She is also the recipient of the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2021.
Maria Hinojosa is also the founder, president, and CEO of Futuro Media Group, a nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience for setting their confidence, and sets the baseline for being a great leader requires deliberate practice and continuity in achieving required action. In addition, she is an anchor and executive producer of Latino USA on National Public Radio, a public radio show devoted to Latino issues.
Other feathers in her hats include Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Radio Award, the New York Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club, the Sidney Hillman Prize, the National Council of La Raza's Rubén Salazar Communications Award (named for Mexican American journalist Rubén Salazar), and an Associated Press award.
Maria Hinojosa worked for CNN's New York City bureau for eight years, where she reported on urban issues, including youth violence and immigrant communities. Books written by her are- Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son, a motherhood memoir; and Crews: Gang Members Talk with Maria Hinojosa, a collection of interviews with gang members in New York City. In 2011, she became the first Latina to anchor a Frontline (U.S. TV series)
Since 1995, she has been named three times one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics by the Hispanic Business magazine for her work as a CBS, NPR, and CNN reporter.
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It's that subtle but unwavering commitment to reporting the news while maintaining her identity that's often led me to argue Hinojosa doesn't get enough credit for her contributions to American journalism. Read More
For reporters looking to broaden their immigration coverage, Hinojosa recommends stories about mental health issues, which, she says, are widespread among immigrants and the broader Latino community. Read More.
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