Awards

PARADIGM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP AWARDED TOP MAGAZINE HONORS AT THE SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS 2012 AWARDS CEREMONY

SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines Magazine and Horizon Edition Magazine, published by Paradigm Communications Group, received honors in the magazine division of this year’s Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism competition, winning nine awards. Paradigm editors, art directors and free-lancers received three first-place awards, two second-place and four third-place awards. The SPJ’s Western Washington Chapter awards were presented May 19 at the SPJ annual banquet honoring Excellence in Journalism among magazine, newspaper, Internet and broadcast media for work done in 2011

Alaska Airlines Magazine, won six awards. The magazine received three first-place awards: Science and Health Reporting, Leslie Forsberg, “Fragile Beauty”; Sports Reporting, Joe Runyan, “Leader of the Pack”; and Sports Photography, H. Roger Evans, “Alaska Links.” The magazine also earned three third-place awards: Travel Reporting, Ken Marsh, “Seasonal Sojourn”; Feature Photography, Patrick Endres, “Glacier Grandeur”; and Sports Photography, Jamie Francis, “Central Oregon.”

The staff of Alaska Airlines Magazine includes Paul Frichtl, Editor; Michele Andrus Dill, Senior Editor; Ben Raker and Jeff Bond, Associate Editors; Patty Warkentin and Margaret Elson, Art Directors; Ken Krass, Advertising Director; Mimi Kirsch, Publisher; and Ed Kirsch, CEO.

Horizon Edition Magazine won three awards. The magazine received two second-place awards: Sports Photography, Ron Niebrugge, “Tahoe Treasures,” and Headlines, Staff, Horizon Edition Magazine. The magazine also received one third-place award: Science and Health Reporting, Mark Mendiola, “Advanced Studies.”

The staff of Horizon Edition Magazine includes Paul Frichtl, Editor-in-Chief; Michele Andrus Dill, Editor; Ben Raker and Jeff Bond, Associate Editors; Nancy O’Connell, Art Director; Ken Krass, Advertising Director; Mimi Kirsch, Publisher; and Ed Kirsch, CEO.

Paradigm Communications Group is a custom-publishing company headquartered in Seattle. Paradigm has been recognized regionally and nationally with numerous awards for editorial and design excellence.