Visions of Sochi

by Sam Ross-Brown

Making sense of Russia's Olympic resort.

The Slippery Colonial Slope of Travel Journalism

By Christopher Szabla, from Maisonneuve

Media empires like Vice and celebrities like Anthony Bourdain are reporting from the world’s most misunderstood countries. Is their brand of travel journalism just repackaged sensationalism?

Table of Contents: January-February 2014

January-February 2014 Utne Reader

Wikipedia's Balancing Act

by Staff

Wikipedia's standards have never been higher, but the site needs to attract a new generation of editors to survive.


25 Years Ago in Utne: The Information Monopoly

by Sam Ross-Brown

Corporate media ownership is every bit as serious today as it was in 1988.

U.S. Officials Say

by Sam Ross-Brown

It seems very little happens in the world without government sources saying so.

Fox News, Reza Aslan, and the Historical Jesus

by Utne Reader Staff

Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, navigates a confrontational interview by Lauren Green of Fox News, who suggests he can't write an unbiased book about the historical Jesus because he's a Muslim.