Utne Independent Press Awards Nominees -- 2005

By Staff
November / December 2005
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UPDATE: Visit the nominees and winners of the  2009 Utne Independent Press Awards .

It's time again to shine light on the alternative press and celebrate our favorite magazines. Throughout the year, we read, skim, and glean from more than 1,300 periodicals-from hand-scribbled zines to manicured glossies-and countless Web sites in search of the most inspiring, enlightening, and meaningful prose to share with our readers. The Utne Independent Press Awards toast publications that make us laugh, cry, wonder, argue, read aloud, act out, photocopy, and even, truth be told, buy personal subscriptions.

Through a rigorous if subjective process, we've narrowed the field to the following nominees; find more about them at www.utne.com/uipa. We'll unveil the winners in the January/February 2006 issue.
-- The Editors

GENERAL EXCELLENCE: MAGAZINES

Bust
ColorLines
The Nation
New Internationalist
OnEarth
Orion
The Oxford American
Technology Review

GENERAL EXCELLENCE: NEWSLETTERS

Connection to the Americas
GeneWatch
The Hightower Lowdown
The Lay of the Land
New Urban News
PR Watch
Rock & Rap Confidential
Wedge Co-op Newsletter

GENERAL EXCELLENCE: ZINES

The Constant Rider
The East Village Inky
Kiss Machine
Salt
Sherbert Magazine
Show Me the Money!
True Story!
WAVE 2.5

BEST NEW TITLE

Bulb
Make
$pread
The Tracking Way
Vermont Commons

BEST WRITING

The American Scholar
Maisonneuve
The Nation
The Oxford American
Prospect
The Sun
The Threepenny Review


ARTS/CREATIVITY COVERAGE

The Believer
Cabinet
The Comics Journal
Harp
Public Art Review
Punk Planet
Stop Smiling
Wax Poetics

CULTURAL/SOCIAL COVERAGE

Bust
Clamor
ColorLines
Columbia Journalism Review
Gastronomica
LiP
New Humanist
The Oxford American

ENVIRONMENTAL COVERAGE

Alternatives Journal (Canada)
Cascadia Times
The Ecologist
OnEarth
Orion
Our Toxic Times
Small Farmer's Journal
Sustainable Industries Journal

INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE

Cultural Survival Quarterly
The Ecologist
Kyoto Journal
NACLA Report on the Americas
New Internationalist
Third World Resurgence
World Pulse
World Watch

SPIRITUAL COVERAGE

Ascent
Image
Parabola
Shambhala Sun
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

POLITICAL COVERAGE

The American Prospect
Extra!
Governing
In These Times
Legal Affairs
The Nation
Sojourners
The Texas Observer


PERSONAL LIFE COVERAGE

ARTitude Zine
Bust
Hip Mama
Mothering
Outpost
Shameless
Transitions Abroad
VegNews

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY COVERAGE

Archaeology
Make
New Scientist
Science and Spirit
Skeptic
Technology Review

LOCAL/REGIONAL COVERAGE

Canyon Country Zephyr
The Chicago Reporter
City Limits (New York)
Colorado Springs Independent
Mountain Gazette
Street Spirit (Oakland)
Up Here: Exploring Canada's Far North
Washington Free Press (Seattle)

ONLINE: CULTURAL COVERAGE

Arts & Letters Daily
Boing Boing
CorpWatch
PressThink
The Revealer
Smart Mobs
Voices That Must Be Heard
WorldChanging

ONLINE: POLITICAL COVERAGE

AlterNet
The American Prospect Online Edition
Grist Magazine
Opensecrets.org
TomDispatch.com
TomPaine.common sense
TPM Cafe
Washington Monthly: Political Animal


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