The Housing Chronicles Blog: OCRegister's "Lansner on Real Estate" blog wins award

Thursday, March 27, 2008

OCRegister's "Lansner on Real Estate" blog wins award

For a long period of time before launching this blog, I regularly read Jonathan Lansner's blog at the Orange County Register, "Lansner on Real Estate." Jonathan brings two very important elements to his daily posts: (1) he's a longtime Orange County resident (so he has the benefit of perspective and local knowledge); and (2) he's a longtime business writer for the paper, so he's comfortable with economic statistics, terms, methodology and can write comfortably about it. Unlike many real estate blogs, he also covers the entire real estate spectrum including apartments and the commercial market. Finally, he regularly interviews experts in various fields, making his blog one of the most well-rounded in the blogosphere.

But I'm certainly not the only one who noticed: besides regularly topping blog directory lists as one of the Internet's most popular real estate-oriented sites, his blog was just named by the Society of American Business Editors & Writers for a "Best in Business" Award:

Lansner on Real Estate was one of three winners in the medium-size Web site category. (Other blog winners were the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s “Barnett Shale: Drilling for Answers About the Natural Gas Boom in North Texas” and Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s “Todd Bishop’s Microsoft Blog.)

SABEW judges said of this blog: “Lansner takes advantage of the Web to deliver complex material to readers that can help them make important decisions about their business and personal lives. His blog creates a discussion and an environment where people can engage. And that’s what a blog is.”

The Register also won a SABEW certificate of merit for its coverage of the subprime lending mess. To read more about the 13th annual awards from SABEW, the largest U.S. trade group for financial journalists, CLICK HERE!

Congratulations, Jonathan on a very well-deserved award.

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