Awards

 SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS AWARDS 

SEATTLEAlaska Beyond Magazine, the inflight magazine of Alaska Airlines, published by Paradigm Communications Group, has won five awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington Chapter. The awards were presented to Alaska Beyond Magazine on June 18 at the SPJ annual banquet honoring excellence in journalism among magazine, newspaper, Internet and broadcast media for work done 2015.

FIRST-PLACE AWARDS:
Environment and Science Reporting Eric Lucas, “Preserving Paradise”

SECOND-PLACE AWARD:
Personal Service, Ellee Thalheimer, “Exercise Your Options”

THIRD-PLACE AWARD:
Personalities Reporting, Kristianne Huntsberger, “Giving Spirit”
Food and Drink, Eric Lucas, “Island Brews”
Sports Feature, Nicholas O’Connell, “Altitude Adjustments”
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.

Alaska Beyond Magazine, is published monthly by Paradigm Communications Group. Paradigm has been recognized regionally and nationally with numerous awards for outstanding editorial and design.

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 Marketing Awards

Seattle—Paradigm Communications Group, publisher of Alaska Beyond Magazine, the in-flight magazine of Alaska Airlines, has received the first-place award in the “Print: Self Promo” category of The Marketing Awards competition for Puget Sound–area media.

The “Big M” award, presented at a May 17 awards banquet, recognized the magazine’s article Strong for Kids for its effectiveness in serving the interests of Alaska Air Group. Paradigm Communications Group also won a second-place “Silver M” award for its Sustainability Theme entry in the “Print: Custom Publication/Special Section” category.

The annual awards competition is conducted by the locally based Marketing newspaper, and honors work in the fields of advertising, broadcasting, creative arts, direct marketing, print publishing and public relations.

In May 2014, Marketing inducted Mimi Kirsch, president and publisher of Paradigm Communications Group, as a Marketing Immortal. The honor acknowledges marketing and communications professionals who have demonstrated leadership in their industries and in the communities in which they live and volunteer.

The staff of Alaska Airlines 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, Nancy O’Connell and Patty Warkentin, Art Directors; Ken Krass, Advertising Director; Mimi Kirsch, Publisher; and Ed Kirsch, CEO.

Alaska Beyond Magazine is published monthly by Paradigm Communications Group, which has been recognized regionally and nationally with numerous awards for outstanding editorial and design.

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