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Inman News wins journalism award for website

2 columnists also winners in annual awards
Published on Jun 7, 2010

Inman News won a first-place award for its website from the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the group announced June 4. 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." In second place was EcoHomeMagazine.com. 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 (see "Real estate tycoon at 24"). 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-...