Winners of the 2003 Utne Independent Press Awards

The 15th annual roster of the best, liveliest, wisest, most significant periodicals we've seen in the last year

| January / February 2004

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

Of the thousands of publications we read during the past year, those honored below excite us the most, expressing essential and quintessential thoughts not generally found in the major media. Some of the winners here are perennial favorites, some are new finds, but all are driven by a passion for putting new ideas and important stories out in the world.

General Excellence, Magazines
The American Prospect
If ever there was a year for a liberal magazine with a sharp focus on electoral politics to shine, it's this year. And this smart Washington, DC-based monthly is the magazine. $19.95/yr. (11 issues) from Box 601, Mt. Morris, IL 61504;