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Inman News wins journalism award for website

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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' 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 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 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-...