The Deadline Club Honors Queens Teacher with 2019 Robert Greenman Award for High School Journalism Teaching and Advising
Contact: Katina Paron
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY, May 2019 – The Deadline Club is pleased to announce that Georgia Mavromihalis, journalism teacher and yearbook adviser at Benjamin N. Cardozo in Bayside, Queens, is the 2019 recipient of The Robert Greenman Award for High School Journalism Teaching and Advising.
The award, along with a video honor, was presented at the Deadline Club’s annual journalism awards dinner on Monday, May 20 in New York City.
Mavromihalis advised the award-winning student newspaper, The Verdict, for 17 years and now advises the Nexus, the school yearbook. Under her leadership the yearbook completely transformed from a book of pictures to a book that told the stories of the senior class.
“Students learn a lot by telling stories and reporting them,” says Mavromihalis, who has been teaching for 24 years. Last year she was a finalist for the Big Apple teaching award.
A Certified Journalism Educator, Mavromihalis takes professional development seriously; she attended programs taught by the Journalism Education Association, American Society of News Editors and the NYC High School Journalism Collaborative. Within Benjamin Cardozo High School, she is fierce advocate for journalism. Because of her leadership, the school will include two journalism studios in the new school annex.
Her students, who call her Ms. M, are inspired and pushed by her dedication. “She was the one that really made me believe in myself that I could pursue this, that it wasn’t just a hobby for me,” says Barnard student and Cardozo alumna Juliana Kim.
“Georgia’s passion for learning and dedication to her journalism students showcases a an important element of the Deadline Club’s commitment to growing the next generation of journalists,” said Katina Paron, executive council member and NYC High School Journalism Collaborative adviser.
Mavromihalis also teaches journalism for St. John’s University. She has degrees from New York Institute of Technology and Queens College, City University of New York.
The award is named in honor of journalism educator, author, wordsmith and long-time friend and board member of the Deadline Club, Robert Greenman, who died in 2018. Greenman’s importance in journalism education cannot be overstated. He wrote “The Adviser’s Companion,” the seminal guide for high school journalism teachers and played a key role in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. He served as a bridge between journalism professionals and journalism teachers and inspired thousands of student journalist through his engaging, insightful and witty workshops. Greenman launched the Award for High School Journalism Teaching and Advising at the Deadline Club more than 10 years ago.
Mavromihalis is the 13th recipient of this annual recognition. Past honorees include Cadence Turner (Curtis High School, Staten Island), Scott Menscher (Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn), Brian Sweeney (Townsend Harris High School, Queens) and Jacqueline Linge (Francis Lewis High School, Queens).
About the Deadline Club:
The Deadline Club, which is the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, has been supporting and honoring the best in New York journalism since 1925. It adheres to the mission of the Society, which is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.