A while back, I got this email:
Scott, I noticed that the UU Voice website is down. Do you have any idea if the UU Voice is still around? I’m not a UU, but I hate to see independent UU publications go under.
Well, the good news is that the UU Voice (uuvoice.org) domain is still registered to editor Mike Durall and will be good for another eleven months without renewing.
The bad news? The magazine has been declining for some time. My concern about failing independent affiliate organizations had the UU Voice (and its sponsor, UU Advance) squarely in mind. Its loss — assuming it is really gone — is unfortunate, but print small, denominational print publications are going to have a hard time in all quarters.
If you missed the magazine, you can recall its accomplishments courtesy of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
ChaliceChick summarized the situation best more than a year ago and, while I don’t endorse all the tea-leaf reading therein, she gets the last word.