In 1997, HerbalGram was a finalist in the "Personal Life Coverage" category. This year's Utne Reader 11th Annual Alternative Press Awards listed HerbalGram as one of five finalists in the "Science and the Environment" category. The final winner in that category, announced in the January/February 2000 issue, was The Sciences.
Mark Blumenthal, HerbalGram's editor and publisher, said, "It is always validating and encouraging to be acknowledged for the quality of our magazine, especially by a publication like Utne Reader. They evaluate hundreds of alternative magazines and newsletters. Their recognition of HerbaIGram is a strong endorsement of our work at ABC."
The Utne Reader selects its Alternative Press Award nominees from the journals, magazines, newspapers, newsweeklies, and other publications that it relies upon to produce each issue. The Alternative Press Awards were established in 1989 to celebrate the efforts of the many thoughtful, inspiring, informative, and provocative alternatives to mass media. The Utne Reader <www.utne.com> is a national general interest magazine with 225,000 circulation. Published independently since 1984, it is the nation's leading digest of altenative ideas.
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By Karen Robin