Inman News writers win 4 awards

Real estate editors honor Andrea Brambila, Paul Hagey with gold awards

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ATLANTA -- Inman News writers took home four awards, including three first-place finishes, at the National Association of Real Estate Editors' 63rd Annual Journalism Awards. Inman News Associate Editor Andrea V. Brambila was the Gold Award winner in Category 2, "Best Investigative Report or Investigative Series," for a Nov. 1, 2012, story, "RPR a drain on NAR finances," which looked into difficulties the National Association of Realtors has faced in building Realtor Property Resource, a national property database for members. A panel of  judges from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University selected the winners. Judges said the story "uncovered some of the problems associated with the National Association of Realtors’ property database that is used by the group’s 1 million members as well as many consumers. The reporter obtained information using internal NAR documents and interviews, making for a compelling and disturbing story." Brambila also received ...