Nominees for the 19th Annual Utne Independent Press Awards 2007

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

Nominees


for the


19
th


Annual Utne Independent Press Awards 2007

We began by upending the orderly shelves of our library, corralling some 1,300 magazines, newsletters, journals, alt weeklies, and zines into wobbly stacks. Then we dug in to read articles that we might have missed during the year and to reread our favorites–everything from gritty newsprint publications to polished perfect-bound journals. After much deliberation, debate, and a bit of teeth-gnashing, we whittled it all down to 111 standouts.

Even after 19 years, the Utne Independent Press Awards still manage to surprise and delight our editorial staff–and we trust our readers will be similarly sated. Not only did we consider a vast catalog of longtime heavyweights, we unearthed a host of new darlings and pulled more than a few dark horses into the final stretch.

The costs of printing and postage, coupled with tough competition at the newsstand, led to the demise of some superstars this past year, including perennial nominees Punk Planet, Clamor, LiP, and Kitchen Sink. As sad as it was to say good-bye, though, we found ourselves buoyed by the arrival of more than 30 brand-new independents, which we look forward to reading for years to come. We’ll announce the winners in our January/February 2008 issue. Until then, take some time to check out the following titles. –The Editors

General Excellence: Magazines


ColorLines


Columbia Journalism Review

Discover

Film Comment

Foreign Policy

Kyoto Journal

The Sun

The Wilson Quarterly

General Excellence Zines

Brainscan

Hungover Gourmet

Macaroni

Moonlight Chronicles

Musea

Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore

Uncle Enos
You Don’t Get There From Here

Best New Publication

The American

Blackfly

Craft

The Crier

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

Make/shift

Meatpaper

Polite

Best Design

Beyond

Bidoun

Esopus

Heeb

Hyphen

Maisonneuve

Ninth Letter

Theme

Best Writing


The Believer


Geist

L.A. Weekly

Maisonneuve

The New Republic

The Sun

Virginia Quarterly Review

The Wilson Quarterly

Arts Coverage


Art Papers


BlackFlash

Bookforum

Film Comment

New Statesman

No Depression

Paste

Raw Vision

In-Depth / Investigative Coverage

The Chicago Reporter

Columbia Journalism Review

GeneWatch

High Country News

Intelligence Report

Mother Jones

The Texas Observer

The Village Voice

Environmental Coverage


Audubon


E Magazine

Earth Island Journal

Environmental Building News

Orion

Sierra

Sustainable Industries Journal

Terrain

Health/Wellness Coverage


Alternative Medicine


CR Magazine

The Human Ecologist

Mothering

POZ

Psychology Today

VegNews

Yoga Journal

Political Coverage

The American Prospect

The Chronicle of Higher Education

City Journal

Dissent

Governing

The Nation

The New Republic

Reason

Social /Cultural Coverage


California


ColorLines

Dollars & Sense

Gastronomica

Greater Good

Guilt & Pleasure

Indian Country Today

The Next American City

International Coverage


Colors


Cultural Survival Quarterly

Foreign Policy

Middle East Report

NACLA Report on the Americas

New Internationalist

Peace Review

Prospect

Local/Regional Coverage


Alberta Views


East Bay Monthly (Bay Area, CA)
The Independent Weekly (Lafayette, LA)
New England Watershed

Oxford American (Southern U.S.)
Sacramento News & Review

Urbanite (Baltimore)
Westword (Denver)

Science/Tech Coverage


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


Discover

The Futurist

New Scientist

OnEarth

Science & Spirit

Science News

Technology Review

Spiritual Coverage



Geez




Islamica



Notre Dame




Parabola





Shambhala Sun



Sojourners

Spirituality & Health

Tikkun

To read the press release announcing the nominees: Click here.

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