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    Utne Independent Press Awards Nominees 2009

    Surely you’ve heard that print journalism is doomed: layoffs this, budget cuts that, blogs, Twitter, podcasts, paid content, and so on. We, the deciders of the 20th annual Utne Independent Press Awards, must respectfully disagree with this conventional but flawed wisdom.

    Each day we work with a lively congregation of unswervingly gutsy, dynamic publications, so vital and valuable that our meeting to finalize this year’s best new publication nominees spanned two days, five rounds of voting, and an intricate tiebreak initiative.

    In fact, print lovers will be heartened to know that despite tough times for nominees–perennial spiritual coverage contender ascent recently ceased publication, and Greater Good and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved online–our library of 1,300 magazines, newsletters, journals, zines, and alt weeklies had one of the strongest years in the history of our awards.

    We judged issues published during 2008. Winners will be announced at a celebration in Boulder, Colorado, during the Magazine Publishers of America’s Independent Magazine Group conference (May 17-19) and published in the July-August issue of Utne Reader.

    General Excellence
    Bidoun
    Bitch
    High Country News
    Meatpaper
    The Nation
    New Statesman
    Orion
    Virginia Quarterly Review

    Best New Publication
    Lapham’s Quarterly
    The Open Face Sandwich
    Paper & Carriage
    Paper Monument
    RUSSIA!
    Slice
    Standpoint
    two.one.five

    Health/Wellness Coverage
    Ecologist
    Momentum
    Natural Solutions
    New Mobility
    Nutrition Action Healthletter
    POZ
    Psychotherapy Networker
    YES!

    Spiritual Coverage
    ascent
    Geez
    Image
    Parabola
    Portland
    Resurgence
    Tricycle
    UU World

    Social/Cultural Coverage
    Alberta Views
    Bidoun
    Contexts
    Gastronomica
    Greater Good
    Meatpaper
    Next American City
    Urbanite

    International Coverage
    Middle East Report
    New Internationalist
    New Statesman
    Red Pepper
    Verge
    Virginia Quarterly Review
    World Affairs
    World Policy Journal

    Science/Tech Coverage
    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
    California
    IEEE Spectrum
    Miller-McCune
    Science News
    The Scientist
    Stanford
    Technology Review

    Arts Coverage
    The Believer
    Bookforum
    Broken Pencil
    Creative Review
    The FADER
    Film Comment
    Theme
    Wax Poetics

    Environmental Coverage
    Audubon
    Earth Island Journal
    Ecotone
    High Country News
    Mother Jones
    OnEarth
    Orion
    Sustainable Industries

    Best Writing
    The Chronicle of Higher Education
    Columbia Journalism Review
    Gastronomica
    The New Republic
    Orion
    The Texas Observer
    Virginia Quarterly Review
    The Walrus

    Best Zine
    Brooklyn!
    Jesus Christ Super Zine!
    The Juniper
    Keep Loving, Keep Fighting / I Hate This Part of Texas
    Macaroni
    Rad Dad
    Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!
    Wave2.5

    Political Coverage
    The American Conservative
    The American Prospect
    Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
    Dollars & Sense
    Governing
    The New Republic
    The Texas Observer
    The Washington Monthly

    Published on Apr 6, 2009

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