In a change of pace, we have some news about ourselves to share: Brick Underground picked up four awards in this year’s National Association of Real Estate Editors’ journalism competition, which honors excellence in real estate journalism. The awards were presented Friday at NAREE’s spring conference in Las Vegas.
Brick Underground scored a silver award for Best Real Estate Website nationally, coming in second after The Wall Street Journal.
“The honor is an important validation of our core editorial mission to provide independent service journalism that helps 4.5 million unique New York City real estate consumers each year navigate one of the most expensive and competitive markets in the world," says Teri Karush Rogers, Brick's founder and publisher.
Brick Underground senior editor Nathan Tempey took home a gold award for Best Collection of Work by an Individual Covering Residential Real Estate for his series on affordable housing.
“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,” the judges commented.
Contributing writer Alanna Schubach won a silver award for Best Real Estate Column for her “Ask an Expert” column, which “provides detailed answers to readers’ most important questions about New York real estate with careful research and reporting,” the judges noted.
Freelance writer Tim Donnelly also won silver for Best Online Residential Real Estate Story for his article, “Roommate/boyfriend wanted: One woman’s bold quest to solve two eternal NYC problems at once.”
“What happens when a woman from Brooklyn places an ad for both a roommate and a boyfriend? Snappy writing, relevant data and even advice from a relationship therapist all make this a story that connects with readers,” the judges said.
"The winning entries really demonstrate what Brick Underground is all about. These are stories that help New Yorkers either buy, rent, sell or renovate—and find roommates or get along with their neighbors. Our readers turn to us for very practical real estate information that they can use in real life," Rogers says.