Joan Whitely, a special projects reporter at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, won first place in the 57th annual Journalism Awards sponsored by the National Association of Real Estate Editors.
She won first place in the “Best Newspaper Report” category for papers under 250,000 circulation, for “A Question of Priorities,” her report on why Southern Nevada builders have not incorporated the most energy-efficient technology into ordinary housing, and what it would take to bring that technology to market.
Whitely, 53, has worked for the Review-Journal since 1985. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and has twice won Best of the West awards.
The real estate editors awards program recognizes excellence in real estate and building design industry reporting, writing and editing. A panel of judges from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University selects the winners.