UPDATE: Visit the nominees and winners of the 2009 Utne Independent Press Awards.
For 10 years UTNE READER has recognized excellence in alternative and independent magazine publishing through its Alternative Press Awards. The Awards are a distinction made by our staff to celebrate the seldom recognized efforts of the alternative press, and as a service to our readers who want to know about alternatives to mass media magazine publishing. These awards honor individual publications that especially impressed our editorial staff during the previous year.The awards are not the result of a competition; they emerge from the extensive reading our staff does as part of the process of producing UTNE READER. Our editors read many hundreds of alternative and independent titles looking for articles and ideas that are interesting, timely, well-written, and thought-provoking.