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Pulse Magazine Selected Best Student Magazine!

Central's student-run Pulse Magazine was selected Best Student Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) this week in its regional Mark of Excellence Awards.

The student-run publication beat out magazines from universities across a four-state region spanning Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

The award from SPJ, the leading professional journalism organization, puts Pulse automatically in the running for national awards against 11 other regional winners.

Pulse took home two other Mark of Excellence awards, including a first place nod for former student Jess Macinko in the Non-Fiction Magazine Article category for his story chronicling the day-long Office of Legislative Affairs student tour of the State Capitol, "The Gong Show: Lobby Day," with photos by Derrick Clarit.

Graduate Seth Lonborg was a finalist in the Best Use of Multimedia category for "5,588 Miles, One Love," a profile of The Burg radio host and Kenya native Tim Nakhisa that included an embedded video, photos and a music playlist -- all created by Lonborg.

Other Central students named in these awards include former Editor-in-Chiefs Brielle Rutledge and Lindsey Wisniewski, former Associate Editor Kyle Kuhn, and Graphic Designers Mackenzie Loete, Vanessa Cruz and Laurel Fisher. Jennifer Green serves as Faculty Adviser for Pulse through the Communication Department.

In a statement, the SPJ explained that the Mark of Excellence awards "honor the best in student journalism" with judges asked to choose only "outstanding work worthy of such an honor."

National winners will be announced in late spring, with awards handed out at the fall Excellence in Journalism conference.

Full SPJ release available here:

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