A bit of a surprise: The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The UTNE Independent Press Awards were announced yesterday and, in the category of political coverage, the Chronicle won.
“[T]his comprehensive, cleanly designed newspaper deserves recognition for its international scope. What raises its political coverage to elite status, though, is ‘The Chronicle Review,’ a fearless, free-thinking section where academiaâ€™s best and brightest can take their gloves off and swing with abandon at both sides of the increasingly predictable political divide.”
It beat out The New Republic, The American Prospect, The Nation, Reason, City Journal and Dissent.