Utne Independent Press Awards Nominees -- 2004

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UPDATE: Visit the nominees and winners of the  2009 Utne Independent Press Awards .

Over the course of each year, the Utne editorial staff spends countless hours reading not just glossy magazines, but inky tabloids, esoteric newsletters, trade journals, urban newsweeklies, literary zines, radical tracts, and passionate printed matter of all kinds. Of the thousands of publications perused, skimmed, and read cover-to-cover, here are the ones that excite us the most (and are most apt to go missing from the Utne library). To learn more about the nominees, see www.utne.com/uipa. And look for the list of winners in our January/February 2005 issue!
-- The Editors

General Excellence: Magazines

Ascent
The Bark
The Believer
Clamor
Columbia Journalism Review
Governing
Kyoto Journal
Left Turn
New Internationalist
Orion
Prospect
Punk Planet
This
The Washington Monthly

General Excellence: Newsletters

Action for Better Schools
Church and State
The Commercial Alert
Connection to the Americas
CounterPunch
Enough!
The Frugal Environmentalist
Great Lakes Bulletin
The Hightower Lowdown
The Human Ecologist
Lesbian Herstory Archives Newsletter
New Urban News
Our Toxic Times
Progressive Review
Rachel's Environment & Health News
Religion Watch
Toward Freedom
The Wedge Co-op Newsletter

General Excellence: Zines

Bummers & Gummers
The Constant Rider
Cryptozoa
East Village Inky
Ker-bloom!
The Match
Moonlight Chronicles
Stop and Smell the Butter
Time is the Problem
True Story


Best New Title

Daylight Magazine
Greater Good
Hyphen
Lip
n+1
The Neo-Independent
Pistil
Shameless
Spacing
World Pulse
Young Pioneers
The Walrus

Best Essays

American Scholar
Autodafe
The Believer
Brick
Geist
The Georgia Review
Gettysburg Review
Granta
Harvard Review
Notre Dame Magazine
Orion

Arts/Creativity Coverage

Afterimage
Artichoke
Bookforum
Cabinet
Musicworks
No Depression
Rain Taxi
Shots
Signal to Noise
SOMA
Stop Smiling
Take One
Theater

Cultural/Social Coverage

Bitch
BlackBook
Clamor
Columbia Journalism Review
Kitchen Sink
Kyoto Journal
Maisonneuve
The Nation
Punk Planet
This
The Walrus
The Washington Monthly


Design

Adbusters
The Believer
Bust
Kyoto Journal
Legal Affairs
Magnet
Ode
Shameless
Topic
VegNews

Environmental Coverage

Alternatives Journal
Audubon
E: The Environmental Magazine
EarthFirst!
Earth Island Journal
The Ecologist
OnEarth
Orion

International Coverage

Asheville Global Report
Colors
The Ecologist
Global Outlook
India Currents
Left Turn
NACLA Report on the Americas
New Internationalist
New Statesman
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
World Pulse

Local/Regional Coverage

Austin Chronicle
The Brooklyn Rail
Canyon Country Zephyr
Chicago Reader
The Chicago Reporter
City Limits (New York)
High Country News
Los Angeles City Beat
Mountain Gazette
Northern Sky News
The Philadelphia Independent
The Stranger (Seattle)
The Texas Observer
Westword


Personal Life Coverage

ARTitude
The Bark
Brain, Child
Bust
Mother Earth News
Natural Home
New Witch
ReadyMade
Organic Gardening

Political Coverage

The American Prospect
Governing
Mother Jones
The Nation
New Internationalist
Punk Planet
Tikkun

Science/Technology Coverage

Archaeology
Journal of Pesticide Reform
New Scientist
Seed
Science News
Science & Spirit

Spiritual Coverage

Ascent
Buddhadharma
Commonweal
Dharma Life
The Door
Kosmos
Minaret
Mountain Record
The Other Side
Sojourners
White Crane

Online Political Coverage

Counterpunch
Cursor.org
Factcheck.org
Grist
NoLogo.org
Open Secrets
The Daily Prospect from The American Prospect
Rapid Response Weblogs from The Nation
This Just In from The Progressive
TomPaine.com
Political Animal from Washington Monthly

Online Cultural Coverage

Alternet
Arts & Letters Daily
BeliefNet
Boingboing
CorpWatch
Media Matters for America
New Pages
Pitchfork Media
PressThink
Smart Mobs
Whitehouse
Women's eNews
WorldChanging

Late and Lamented Magazines...

Momentum
Nest
Post Amerikan
Ragged Edge
Whole Earth Review
World Press Review