News Release

For Immediate Release:
Lynsay Montour, public relations specialist, 785.274.4441,


Inside the July/August Utne Reader, on newsstands June 23 

Torture, the failure of business schools and life after newspapers
Plus, the 2009 Utne Independent Press Award winners



Utne Independent Press Award Winners — Get to know the 12 independent publications that took home top honors for their fearless, innovative and excellent coverage during 2008. Page 38


Why Accountability Matters — Editor-In-Chief David Schimke calls on President Obama to hold the Bush Administration accountable for wrongfully green-lighting torture. Page 4


First, Kill All the MBAs — Business schools failed their students and the American public. Find out how these schools and graduates contributed to the economic crisis. Page 17


The Revolution Will Not Be Published — It’s time to stop lamenting the inevitable “death of newspapers” and shift the focus to what’s really at stake: saving and strengthening journalism. Page 44


Design Meets Disability — Prosthetics and hearing devices are finally getting a much needed makeover, proving that form and function can coexist to redesign beauty and the body. Page 48


Liquid Hope — A water dispute mediator discovers how water brings people together and gives hope where conflict once resided. Page 66 

And much more …

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