Utne Reader’s Most Popular Blogs of 2011


| 12/23/2011 1:41:03 PM


Tags: most popular blogs, alternative press, 2011, media,

We at Utne Reader sift through 1,500 periodicals, skim hundreds of websites and blogs, and clamber over a mountain of new books to present the best the alternative press has to offer. Unfortunately, the magazine we deliver is only about 100 pages long, so we can’t reprint all of the fresh ideas, deeply-reported journalism, and vivid portraits that we read. Thus, we blog. The following five blogs were your favorites from 2011.

5) “A New Peace Symbol” by David Schimke 

HumanRightsLogo_CO.jpg 

Sometimes, short blog posts are the best. That was the case with Editor-in-Chief David Schimke’s hat-tip to the new international symbol for human rights. An excerpt:

“Free as a Man,” created by Serbian artist Predrag Stakic, is the winner of an online competition conducted by the Human Rights Logo Initiative, which is on a mission to make the design an internationally recognized symbol for human rights.

4) “Organic v. Monsanto” by Danielle Magnuson 

Farmers Market 

darnell ashurst-thomas
1/5/2012 2:42:39 PM

Interesting article!