Awards

 

PARADIGM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP RECEIVES MAGAZINE HONORS
AT THE SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS CEREMONY

 
SEATTLEAlaska Beyond Magazine and Alaska Beyond Magazine, Horizon Edition, the inflight magazines for Alaska Airlines, published by Paradigm Communications Group, received honors in the magazine division of Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism competition, winning nine awards. Paradigm editors, art directors and free-lancers received two first-place awards, three second-place and four third-place awards. The SPJ’s Western Washington Chapter awards were presented in June at the SPJ annual banquet honoring Excellence in Journalism among magazine, newspaper, Internet and broadcast media for work done in 2015.

Alaska Beyond Magazine, won six awards. The magazine received one first-place award: Environment, Nature, and Science Reporting, Eric Lucas, “Preserving Paradise.” The magazine received one second-place award: Personal Service, Ellee Thalheimer, “Exercise Your Options.” Alaska Beyond Magazine also earned four third-place awards: Personalities Reporting, Kristianne Huntsberger, “Giving Spirit;” Food and Drink, Eric Lucas, “Island Brews;” Sports Feature, Nicholas O’Connell, “Altitude Adjustments;” and Headlines, Staff, “Altitude Adjustments,” “River Dance,” “Walk This Way.”

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

Horizon Edition Magazine won three awards. The magazine received one first-place award: Pictorial Photography, Ron Niebrugge, “Reno Tahoe Getaway.” The magazine also received two second-place award: Cover Design, Nancy O’Connell, “Puzzle Creators” and Photo Essay, Nancy O’Connell, “Showcase 2015.”

The staff of the Horizon Edition includes Paul Frichtl, Editor-in-Chief; Michele Andrus Dill, Editor; Jeff Bond, Ben Raker and Andrew Waite, Associate Editors; Lara Douglass, Assistant Editor; 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.