Inman News brought home three prestigious real estate journalism awards last week for best real estate Web site, best mortgage report online and second place for best residential real estate report online.

The National Association of Real Estate Editors announced the winners of its 58th Annual Journalism Awards on Friday at a conference in Dallas. For over half a century, NAREE’s awards program has recognized excellence in reporting, writing and editing stories about both residential and commercial real estate and building.

Inman News brought home three prestigious real estate journalism awards last week for best real estate Web site, best mortgage report online and second place for best residential real estate report online.

The National Association of Real Estate Editors announced the winners of its 58th Annual Journalism Awards on Friday at a conference in Dallas. For over half a century, NAREE’s awards program has recognized excellence in reporting, writing and editing stories about both residential and commercial real estate and building.

Award winners were selected by a panel of expert judges from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Professor Patrick S. Washburn, a former news reporter and editor, chaired the panel of jurors.

A record number of entries from professional journalists across the U.S. were received this year. Prizes, totaling $10,000, were awarded in 32 different categories.

This year’s Robert F. Brennan Award for Best Overall Entry by an Individual with its $2,000 prize went to Jeanne Jones of the Puget Sound Business Journal.

For the first time ever an overall Freelance Collection Award was given. Freelancer Ted Cushman, who writes for Builder magazine, took first place.

The judges also awarded a "Special Judges’ Citation for Excellence in Journalism" to Allen Norwood and his team at The Charlotte Observer for their coverage of the far-reaching effect of the mortgage crisis in Charlotte, N.C.

This year’s award recipients include:

Robert F. Brennan Award for Best Overall Entry by an Individual
Winner: Jeanne Jones, Puget Sound Business Journal
Second Place: Jason Method, Asbury Park Press

James D. Carper Award for Best Entry by a Young Journalist
Winner: Jamie Smith Hopkins, Baltimore Sun
Second Place: Sule Carranza, Real Estate Forum

Best Freelance Collection
Winner: Ted Cushman, Freelance, Builder magazine
Second Place: Greg Cook, Freelance, Meredith publishing

Best Spot Real Estate News Report — Daily Newspaper
Winner: Jennifer Hiller, San Antonio Express-News
Second Place: Roger Showley, San Diego Union-Tribune

Best Residential Real Estate Report — Daily Newspaper
Winner: Roger Showley, San Diego Union-Tribune
Second Place: Shannon Behnken, Tampa Tribune

Best Home Design Feature — Daily Newspaper
Winner: John Handley, Freelance, Chicago Tribune
Second Place: Sharon Stangenes, Freelance, Chicago Tribune

Best Mortgage or Financial Real Estate Report — Daily Newspaper
Winner: Ted Evanoff, Indianapolis Star
Second Place: Allan Lengel, Washington Post

Best Commercial Real Estate Report — Daily Newspaper
Winner: Jeff Ostrowski, Palm Beach Post
Second Place: Lorraine Mirabella and Jamie Smith Hopkins, Baltimore Sun

Best Report — Daily Newspaper Less Than 250,000 Circulation
Winner: Jeanne Bonner, Allentown Morning Call
Second Place: Aubrey Cohen, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Best Report — Weekly Business Newspaper
Winner: Jeanne Jones, Puget Sound Business Journal
Second Place: Thomas Grillo, Banker & Tradesman

Best Feature — General Circulation/Shelter Magazine
Winner: Greg Cook, Freelance, Meredith publishing
Second Place: Sheri Koones, Smart HomeOwner Magazine.

Best Real Estate Report — General Circulation, Real Estate, Business, or Financial Magazine
Winner: Stephen Gandel, Money magazine
Second Place: Jennifer Martin, Unique Homes magazine

Best Trade Magazine Report — for the Residential Real Estate/Building/Development Industries
Co-Winners: Ted Cushman, Builder magazine, and Leah Thayer, Remodeling magazine
Second Place: Sharon O’Malley, Building Products magazine

Best Trade Magazine Report — for the Commercial Real Estate Industry
Winner: Sule Carranza, Real Estate Forum
Second Place: Rachel McMurdie, Institutional Real Estate Letter

Best Spot Real Estate News Report — Online
Winner: Christopher Solomon, Freelance, MSN Real Estate
Second Place: Karen Aho, Freelance, MSN

Best Residential Real Estate Report — Online
Winner: Sharon Lynch, Bloomberg News
Second Place: Glenn Roberts Jr., Inman News

Best Mortgage or Financial Real Estate Report — Online
Winner: Matt Carter, Inman News
Second Place: Holden Lewis, Bankrate.com

Best Commercial Real Estate Report — Online
Winner: Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg News

Best Blog or Podcast
Winner: Holden Lewis, Bankrate.com
Second Place: Harold Bubil, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Best Broadcast Report
Winner: Gary Matsumoto, Bloomberg News
Second Place: Linda Bell, Bloomberg News

Bob Bruss Award for Best Column
Winner: Michael Gottlieb, California Real Estate Journal
Second Place: Katherine Salant, Washington Post

Best Serial Report
Winner: Jason Method, Asbury Park Press
Second Place: Randi Marshall, Newsday

Best Collection of Work by an Individual
Winner: Jamie Smith Hopkins, Baltimore Sun
Second Place: Noelle Knox, USA Today
Honorable Mention: Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune

Best Newspaper Real Estate Section — More Than 250,000 Circulation
Winner: Susanne Althoff, Boston Globe
Second Place: Emily Spicer, San Antonio Express-News

Best Newspaper Real Estate Section — Less than 250,000 Circulation
Winner: Paul Weideman, Santa Fe New Mexican
Second Place: Christine Kilpatrick, San Francisco Business Times

Best Newspaper Home Section — More Than 250,000 Circulation
Winner: Judy Stark, St. Petersburg Times
Second Place: Cindy Hoedel, Kansas City Star

Best Newspaper Home Section — Less Than 250,000 Circulation
Winner: Allen Norwood, Charlotte Observer
Second Place: Chas Sisk, Arienne Holland, Karen-Lee Ryan, Heather Fritz, The Tennessean

Best General Circulation/Shelter Magazine — Home Design, Construction, Remodeling, Real Estate and/or Consumer Finance
Winner: Sal Alfano, Remodeling magazine
Second Place: Bryan Pope, Tierra Grande

Best Building and Development Magazine — More Than $4 Million in Annual Revenues — Covering Home Design, and Residential and Commercial Planning, Design and Construction
Winner: Denise Dersin, Builder magazine

Best Building and Development Magazine — Less Than $4 Million in Annual Revenues — Covering Home Design, and Residential and Commercial Planning, Design and Construction
Winner: Meghan Drueding, Residential Architect
Second Place: Michael Gottlieb, California Real Estate Journal

Best Commercial Real Estate Magazine
Winner: Matt Valley, National Real Estate Investor
Second Place: Suzann Silverman, Commercial Property News

Best Mortgage/Financial Real Estate Magazine — Covering Mortgages, Financial Reports and Financial Trends Relating to the Real Estate Industry
Winner: Michael Gottlieb, California Real Estate Journal
Second Place: Tony Stasiek, Scotsman Guide

Best Real Estate Newsletter
Winner: Larry Gray, Institutional Real Estate Letter
Second Place: Paul Fiorilla, Commercial Mortgage Alert

Best Web Site — Solely Devoted to Real Estate and/or Home Design
Winner: Inman News
Second Place: Commercial Property News

Best Team Report — Multiple Bylined Investigative Reports, Spot News Reports, Serial Reports, Features, or Columns — Covering Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Mortgage, Finance or Home Design
First Place Winner with Special Judges’ Citation for Outstanding Journalism: Allen Norwood, Binyamin Appelbaum, Lisa Hammersly, Ted Mellnik, Peter St. Onge, Stella M. Hopkins, Liz Chandler, Mike Drummond, Pam Kelley, Gary Schwab and Patrick Scott, The Charlotte Observer

Second Place: Mark Cook, Chas Sisk, Clay Carey, Jennifer Brooks, Leon Alligood, Kate Howard, John Partipilo, Shelley Mays, Steven Harman, Broc Borntrager, The Tennessean

Honorable Mention: Jim Wasserman and Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee

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