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Real estate journalists to convene in June in San Antonio

April 30, 2011

The National Association of Real Estate Editors‘ 45th Annual Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on June 15 through June 18 and will feature a two-part class on mastering Excel to analyze public data to uncover real estate trends.

Award-winning journalist Mary Shanklin, a past NAREE board member and a writer at the Orlando Sentinel, will lead the Excel training labs. Shanklin has taught computer-assisted reporting at conferences for Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Education Writers Association, among others.

Other professional development sessions will include: how to build a prolific social media presence in 30 minutes a day; how to “make it to the top” of news organizations today; transitioning to a second career as a publicist in either the business or nonprofit arena; and tips for launching a real estate news website.

NAREE board member and San Antonio Express-News Business and Real Estate News Editor Emily Spicer is putting together a panel to look at “Historic Preservation – Profit and Non Profit Motives.”

Sessions on “The Growing Latino Market;” “The Multi Family Boom;” “Property Rights and Wrongs” and  “Green Building Trends” will touch on factors affecting both the urban grind and suburban rings.

The “Excel on Deadline” class is part of a rich agenda of professional development programs to enable journalists, both freelance and staffers, to thrive in today’s news environment. Session pre-registration is required. Please notify Shanklin at and cc to NAREE Executive Director Mary Doyle-Kimball at

The Excel on Deadline course is limited to 24 registrants – first come, first served. Upon successful completion of the “Excel on Deadline” course, registered class members will receive a  NAREE Certificate of Achievement.

Find out more about the conference here.

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