Utne Independent Press Awards Nominees -- 2006

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

Every year since 1989, Utne Reader’s staff members have stared down the thousands of independent magazines, journals, alt weeklies, and zines that pack the shelves of our library, determined to come up with a definitive list of the year’s best. It’s never an easy task, and we must admit that the wealth of candidates from 2006 nearly brought us to our knees. Prowling their pages, we whooped with delight, reevaluated our beliefs, and discovered the stories, voices, and viewpoints missing from the mainstream. We argued, discussed, critiqued, and extolled. And, incrementally, we narrowed the field down to 107 inspiring titles. Without any one of them, the media landscape would be one light less bright -- evidence of the beauty and necessity of an independent press. Winners will be announced in our January/February issue.
-- The Editors

General Excellence: Magazines

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The Ecologist
Maisonneuve
Mental Floss
The Nation
Seed
The Walrus
The Wilson Quarterly

General Excellence: Newsletters

Connection to the Americas
Daughters
GeneWatch
The Hightower Lowdown
In Balance
New Urban News
The Public Eye
The Washington Spectator

General Excellence: Zines

28 Pages Lovingly Bound with Twine
The Beat Within
The F-Word
Kiss Machine
Lilliput Review
Macaroni
Moonlight Chronicles
Youth Truth


Best New Publication

Conveyer
Geez
Hi-Fructose
Loud
Minneapolis Observer Quarterly
New England Watershed
PeacePower
A Public Space

Best Writing

Boston Review
Cabinet
The Common Review
Maisonneuve
n+1
The Oxford American
Virginia Quarterly Review
The Walrus

Best Design

Bidoun
Colors
Herbivore
In Character
Maisonneuve
Metropolis
Spacing
Topic

Arts Coverage

Afterimage
Broken Pencil
Cineaste
Punk Planet
Raw Vision
Rock & Rap Confidential
subTerrain
Wax Poetics


Environmental Coverage

Earth Island Journal
The Ecologist
Green Car Journal
Grist
Orion
ReNew
Sierra
World Watch

Lifestyle Coverage

Adoptive Families
Bust
Hip Mama
New Mobility
POZ
Shameless
Small Farmer's Journal
VegNews

Political Coverage

The American Prospect
Governing
In These Times
Mother Jones
The Nation
The New Republic
Prospect
The Wilson Quarterly

Social/Cultural Coverage

Alberta Views
Americas
Bidoun
Bitch
Clamor
ColorLines
Columbia Journalism Review
In Character


International Coverage