Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — Inman News (http://www.inman.com) won a first-place award for its website from the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the group announced June 4, 2010.
Inman News’ Inman.com received top honors in NAREE’s journalism awards category recognizing “Best Web site solely devoted to residential or commercial real estate and/or home design.”
Additionally, Inman News columnist and contributor Mary Umberger received NAREE’s President’s Award for Best Freelance Collection for a package of articles that included a profile published at Inman.com featuring a young real estate professional.
In a comment about Umberger’s freelance work, judges said, “This writer’s offbeat columns are fun to read because they are not conventional real estate facts and figures. The columns on speed-dating for a contractor and a profile of a condo ‘vulture’ were eye-catching. She says that she ‘tries hard not to be a how-to-buy-a-house real estate writer,’ and she clearly succeeds in doing this.”
NAREE’s 60th Annual Journalism Awards featured a near-record number of entries from professional journalists across the country, the group announced, with winners named in 25 categories.
Also, in a separate NAREE awards presentation recognizing real estate authors, Inman News columnist Janet Portman, along with co-authors Marcia Stewart and Michael Molinksi, received a Silver Award for the book “First-Time Landlord: Renting out a Single-Family Home,” published by Berkeley, Calif.-based Nolo. Portman’s shared Silver Award was a part of the Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards.
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