2000 List of Nominees

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

Every year since 1989, Utne Reader editors have gathered to debate, haggle, cajole, and eventually agree on a list of the year’s best offerings from the alternative press. Unlike most publishing awards, these picks have no nominating process, no entrance fee, no panel of outside experts. It’s just our editorial staff, immersed all year in hundreds of quirky publications, arguing for their favorites. The result is an eclectic list of magazines, tabloids, zines, journals, and newsletters we think you might like to get to know better. We’d also like to hear from you about your favorites. Give us your picks at www.utne.com, where you can also find descriptions and ordering information for these publications.

General Excellence Magazines

American Scholar

Audubon

Mother Jones

Orion

Prospect

Punk Planet

Transition

Local/Regional Coverage

Austin Chronicle

Chicago Reporter

City Limits

Gambit Weekly

High Country News

Kyoto Journal

LA Weekly

Nashville Scene

Seattle Weekly

The Stranger

Street Spirit

Texas Journal

The Village Voice

International Coverage

Index on Censorship

New Internationalist

Outpost

Prospect

Third World Resurgence

Transition

Personal Life Coverage

Bark

Car Busters

Conscious Choice

Designer Builder

Herbs for Health

In the Family

Mountainfreak

Natural Home

General Excellence

Zines

Broken Pencil

East Village Inky

Guinea Pig Zero

h2s04

Hip Mama

Infiltration

The Match

Punk Planet

Snowbound

Wussy Boy Chronicles

Political/Social Coverage

American Prospect

Boston Review

ColorLines

Dissent

Governing

Mother Jones

Ms.

The Nation

The New Rules

The Progressive

Reporting Excellence

Audubon

Earth Island Journal

High Country News

Lingua Franca

Mother Jones

New Scientist

Urban Ecology

Cultural CoverageAdbusters

Bitch

Chronicles

Geist

Punk Planet

Shift

Speak

Stay Free

General Excellence

Newsletters

Batteries Not Included

Business Ethics

Counterpunch

Hightower Lowdown

Progressive Review

Ram’s Horn

Religion Watch

Rock & Rap Confidential

Writing Excellence

American Scholar

Audubon

Creative Nonfiction

Fourth Genre

Georgia Review

Hudson Review

Michigan Quarterly Review

Mother Jones

Orion

Prospect

Science/Environment Coverage

Audubon

E Magazine

Earth Island Journal

The Ecologist

Green Futures

Living Bird

New Scientist

Orion

Spiritual Coverage

Crone Chronicles

Image

Lilith

Shambhala Sun

Tricycle

Turning Wheel

General Excellence

Design

Adbusters

All Round

Bust

Common Ground (Washington, D.C.)

DoubleTake

Emerge

Fortean Times

Orion

Shift

Troika

Arts & Literature Coverage

American Prospect

Artbyte

Austin Chronicle

Cineaste

Hudson Review

LIMN

Metropolis

Musicworks

Rain Taxi

The Village Voice

New Paradigm/Emerging Culture Coverage

Lapis

Parabola

Resurgence

Whole Earth

Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures

Best New Title

Alice

Brain, Child

Clamor

Here

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