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Published Sunday, June 17, 2018

National Association of Real Estate Editors Announces 2018 Journalism Competition Winners

 

LAS VEGAS - (June 15, 2018) - The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) today announced the winners of its 68th Annual Journalism Awards, recognizing excellence in reporting, writing and editing stories about residential and commercial real estate.
 
Matt Clark, Newsday, received NAREE’s Platinum Award for Best Individual Entry.
 
The President’s Gold Award for Best Freelance Collection went to Ronda Kaysen, freelance writer for the New York Times and Architectural Record.
 
Nick Nehamas, Miami Herald, was the winner of NAREE’s Best Young Journalist Award.
NAREE presented the awards June 15, 2018, at its 52nd Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas.
 
A panel of expert judges from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University selected all winners. Medill’s Ceci Rodgers was the chaired the panel. Here are NAREE’s 2018 winners with judges’ comments.

 

Platinum Award: Best Overall Individual Entry
Matt Clark, Newsday.
“Separate and Unequal”
     Comment: “A careful, critical and resounding examination of a tax-assessment policy that impacted everyone in Nassau County—for better or worse, primarily disadvantaging minorities and low-income residents. Clark makes a complicated subject understandable and enticing to his audience as well.
Dynamite journalism!”
 
President’s Award: Best Freelance Collection
Ronda Kaysen, freelance writer.
Architectural Record magazine: “In earthquake-torn Mexico, architects look to recovery”
New York Times: “Tenants offered buyouts are left in the lurch”
New York Times: “A month rent-free: A great deal or a gimmick?”
      Comment: “Kaysen distinguished herself as a versatile, thorough and prolific freelancer with a strong sense of the kinds of stories that will connect with readers. Her work is thorough, well-written and personal – told through the experiences of carefully-vetted sources.”

 

Ruth Ryon Award:  Best Young Journalist
Nick Nehamas, Miami Herald.
Buying a home in Miami-Dade”
      Comment: “Nehamas explores soaring home prices in South Florida and their impact on people and the larger economy. An excellent exposition of a big, area-wide problem and possible solutions. The story includes a stunning interactive map by ZIP code that covers Fort Lauderdale as well as Miami-Dade.”
 
 
Category 1: Best Collection of Work by an Individual Covering Residential Real Estate
 
Gold Winner (tie): Nick Nehamas, Miami Herald.
“Buying a home in Miami-Dade”
      Comment: “Nehamas explored soaring home prices in South Florida and their impact on people and the economy. An excellent exposition of a big, area-wide problem and possible solutions. The story includes a stunning interactive map by ZIP code that covers Fort Lauderdale as well as Miami-Dade.”
Gold Winner (tie): Nathan Tempey, Brick Underground.
“Affordable housing“
      Comment: “In these stories, Tempey explored the intricacies of affordable housing in New York City.  Excellent advocacy journalism for New York tenants and buyers who are trying to navigate rent-regulation laws.
 
Silver Winner (tie): Stefanos Chen, New York Times.
“How the ferry is changing the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront”
      Comment: “With the introduction of the subsidized NYC Ferry system, once-distant neighborhoods got a new lifeline to the city core, changing the calculus

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