Friday, March 26, 2010

CHRONOGRAM Nominated for Utne Independent Press Award

Here's some good news that I received in my inbox today. Chronogram is a magazine I have been contributing health and wellness articles to over the past 4 years. It is a great independent publication based in upstate New York. Below is the press release for Chronogram's Utne Independent Press Award nomination. See some great writing and reporting at

Chronogram magazine has been recognized by Utne Reader for editorial excellence for 2009 in the Health and Wellness category. In the past year,
Chronogram has covered health and wellness topics as diverse as: the
efficacy of the swine flu vaccine, women's reproductive health, a two-part
investigation into Lyme Disease diagnoses and treatments, mentoring for
young women and young men, lifelong learning, debunking myths about calcium
supplements, and thriving and surviving through serious illness.Chronogram is in good company with the other nominees. The 21st Annual Independent Press Awards nominees include The New Republic, Orion, Mother Jones, Columbia Journalism Review, The Believer, Audubon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and 30 other titles. The finalists were chosen from a pool of 1,300 independent publications. The winners will be announced on April 25 at the Magazine Publishers of America-Independent
Magazine Advisory Group (IMAG) conference in Washington, D.C. The Utne Independent Press Awards recognize the excellence and vitality of alternative and independent publishing. Nominees in 10 categories represent the best in independent political, social/cultural, arts, science/tech, health/wellness, environmental, international and spiritual coverage, as well as best writing, and general excellence. Utne Reader’s editors select nominee publications through an extensive reading process and careful, yearlong examination, rather than via a competition with entry forms and fees. In this way, the magazine honors the efforts of small, sometimes unnoticed publications that provide innovative, thought-provoking perspectives often ignored or overlooked by mass media. Chronogram Editorial Director Brian K. Mahoney believes that the nomination just goes to show that the magazine has been on the right track
for the past 16 years. "We're thrilled to be honored in this way," he says. "This nomination reinforces our conviction that quality editorial—putting real information into the hands of readers—is an end in itself. And while our mission is to nuture and support the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley, there's no question that the material we're producing transcends the region. Readers, no matter where they live, are hungry for honest, insightful editorial. It has always been our goal to provide that. And kudos to our Lorrie Klosterman, our health and wellness editor. Lorrie's engaging and insightful writing and editing has elevated our coverage to
national prominence." Luminary Publishing, founded in 1993, is a multimedia company headquartered at 314 Wall Street in Kingston. Its flagship publication, Chronogram, is distributed free every month at 750 locations across the Hudson Valley. Luminary Publishing’s mission is to nourish and support the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley.

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