Magazine wins a NAREE journalism award
“IT HAS EXCEPTIONAL REPORTING ON REAL ESTATE IN THE SANTA FE AREA. Its regular columns would be of particular interest to both home owners and those seeking homes in the area.” Those were the judges’ comments about the Home/Santa Fe Real Estate Guide magazine, which recently won an award in the NationalAssociation of Real Estate Editors’ 67th Annual JournalismContest. Home won the Bronze Award in the category Best Newspaper Real Estate or Home Section.
The entry was the magazine’s July 2016 issue. It was judged for stories about a Taos gallery and house on the market, two new realty firms that emphasize the internet, a Santa Fe home and garden tour, and a local man who invented a rainwater-channeling device for adobe-style homes, as well as a profile on Realtor Melissa Adair and a feature on the 30th anniversary of Cornerstones Community Partnerships, which works with communites to restore historic adobe buildings. The issue also has seven columns by local writers.
Magazine editor PaulWeideman has been a member of theNationalAssociation of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) since 1997. This is the fourth time he andThe Santa Fe New Mexican have won a NAREE award for the magazine’s editorial content: first place in 1998 and 2008, and second place in 2010, all for the catetory Best Newspaper Real Estate or Home Section for publications with a circulation under 250,000. The 2017 award was for the same category but with no circulation limitation. The Gold Award went to the Orange County Register, the Silver to the Wall Street Journal, and an Honorable Mention to theWashington Post (which won 14 other awards in the 32 award categories.)
NAREE was founded in 1929. Today it has 380 active members, but only one other in New Mexico: Stephanie Guzman of Albuquerque Business First. There are dozens ofmembers in Texas, among them Shonda Novak, who was on staff at the New Mexican in 1999-2000 and has since been with the Austin American-Statesman; she served as NAREE president in 2015 and is now on the organization’s board of directors.
The awards were announced during NAREE’s annual conference, held June 14-17 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.