Eric Utne was a co-founding publisher of Utne magazine (previously Utne Reader). Utne’s career spanned roles as a journalist, writer, editor, and publisher.

Before founding Utne magazine in 1984, Eric wrote and edited for the East-West Journal, (later renamed Natural Health). In 1974 he was founding publisher and editor of the New Age Journal, (later renamed Body & Soul and eventually acquired by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia).

In 1999, Eric stepped away from Utne magazine to serve for two years as a class teacher at City of Lakes Waldorf School in Minneapolis. Eric is a sought-after speaker on numerous subjects, including responsible business, entrepreneurship, educational reform, journalism, and community building. He’s been a featured guest on programs such as CBS’ “America Tonight” with Charles Kurault and Leslie Stahl. 

You can visit his website at Leaving this site. Use your back button to return.

Eric Utne
Digital brush painting of a circle, triangle, and square by CW.