Awards and Accolades
- Finalist, Alternative Press Award, Investigative Reporting - 1995, 1996
- Project Censored Award - 1989, 1994, 1995
for one of the most significant underreported stories of the
- Finalist, National Magazine Award - 1994
- John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism - 1994
given by the John Hancock Insurance Company for the best explanation
of a complex economic or business story.
- The Sidney Hillman Foundation Award - 1991, 1993
for courageous reporting on racial injustice.
- Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for Public Interest Reporting - 1991
Awarded by a nonprofit group of investigative editors and
reporters to honor excellence among their own.
- National Magazine Award - 1990
the Pulitzer Prize of magazine publishing, for outstanding
achievement in the public interest.
- Alternative Press Awards for Regional Reporting and General Excellence - 1989
presented by Utne Reader. "With the Deep South as its beat,
Southern Exposure raises uncomfortable issues and provides
valuable information to a region where the alternative press has
otherwise made few inroads...Southern Exposure serves as an enduring catalyst for social change in a place
defined by tradition."
- Eugene V. Debs Foundation's Bryan and Spann Memorial Prize - 1986
for the best article written in the Debsian tradition of social
protest and reform.
- George Polk Award - 1979
- Penetrating, innovative coverage of topics you won't find covered in more traditional magazines. Excellent.
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Superb, informative reading. An unparalleled source on the South and its national significance.
- Tom Wicker, The New York Times
- The single best source for keeping in touch with the changing South.
- Julian Bond
- A case of editorial persistence and ingenuity ... Southern Exposure has managed to stay alive and kicking (mainly the shins of the mighty and retrograde) without catering to fleeting trends or upscale fantasies.
- USA Today
- Visually, politically, in its range of voices and concerns, it is stunning.
- Adrienne Rich
- Filled with wonderful articles, stories, and photographs. Indispensable material for human rights activists.
- Amnesty International
- Chronicles the unwritten social and cultural history and contemporary life of a region often misunderstood.
- Rolling Stone
- Southern Exposure has been making life uncomfortable
for the powers that be in the South for a long time.
- The Washington Post
- I only wish my generation had started such a stimulating magazine.
- C. Vann Woodward
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