The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from December 2, 2008

Americans Hail a Postman's Junk-Mail Jihad
To the folks on his route through the cul-de-sacs of Apex, N.C., Steve Padgett wasn't just a great mailman but a decent guy who once sent a pink teddy bear to an ailing neighborhood kid.It turns out, though, that the solidly built Vietnam vet everyone...
America's Diminishing Role in Iraq
A surprising development has emerged in this city's streets and its corridors of power - the United States and its 140,000 troops have become increasingly irrelevant.Some Iraqi officials see the passage of a landmark agreement with the US last week as...
An American at Swiss Gardening Boot Camp
Don't get me wrong. I love planting flowers. It's just the watering, trimming, and weeding that I'm prone to forget. So naturally, I've always enjoyed the fall, when blankets of red and gold cover my neglected garden, causing me to forget for another...
Auto Firms' Woes Test Customer Loyalty
Don Wissel's love affair with General Motors cars started in 1960, when he bought a silver-gray Pontiac Catalina, a roomy car with modified tail fins and enough horsepower to gobble up miles on the Garden State Parkway. Since then, he's owned almost...
Best Nonfiction Books of 2008
The Nuclear JihadistBy Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins (Twelve Books, 448 pp., $25)A husband-and-wife reporting team tell the how A.Q. Khan brought the nuclear bomb to the Muslim world. (1/15/08)The Telephone GambitBy Seth Shulman(W.W. Norton &...
Europe Hopes Havens Will Give Bees a Break
Hoping to avert a growing catastrophe, the European Parliament has approved the creation of bee "recovery zones" across the Continent.Intended to boost plummeting bee numbers - as well as stave off further agricultural losses - the measure garnered the...
Financial Crisis May Worsen Food Crunch It Eclipsed
Call it crisis eclipse.The global food crisis that dominated headlines earlier this year has been overshadowed by this fall's financial crisis, but it continues to exact a crippling toll on the world's poor. And, although commodity prices for a wide...
I Decide to Attend the Opera, with Raisinets and Bonbons
I load up my cardboard tray with Raisinets, Milk Duds, popcorn, Coke, and bonbons - OK, that's an exaggeration: I skip the Milk Duds. I make my way down the brightly carpeted hallways flanked by oversized photos of all the greats (Bogie and Bacall, Gable...
Kid Spot Quiz: Weather Forecast
All of the clues below have something do with the weather. Each of these weather words has a double letter in it. We have given you a few hints to get started. How many can you forecast?1. This is a severe tropical storm that occurs in the Atlantic Ocean...
Let Bankruptcy Help Fix Bad Mortgages
I watched a middle-aged widow lose her home recently. Her story was familiar. She owned her simple brick residence outright until four years ago, when a mortgage broker stopped by and offered her a loan too good to be true. In exchange for taking on...
Letters to the Editor
Hold Israel to international law regarding wall, settlersRegarding the Nov. 26 Opinion piece, "In the name of peace, Israelis and Palestinians should become European": This suggestion is valuable, in part, because it points to a role that the European...
Obama's National Security Balancing Act
Like his economic team, Barack Obama's choices for three top national security jobs exude competence. But by including his one- time rival, Hillary Clinton, as well as two experienced hands in Republican administrations - Robert Gates and Gen. James...
Obama's National Security 'Team of Rivals'
The new national security team President-elect Obama is assembling reflects both caution and political pluck as the commander-in-chief-to-be leans on a Bush holdover as Defense secretary to ease the US out of Iraq and a Washington-savvy retired general...
Offbeat Atlases Map Architecture, Art, and Whimsy
Ask to see an atlas at a bookstore or library, or type "atlas" into an Internet search engine, and you might expect a map collection highlighting geographic regions - and yet an atlas can assume myriad identities.An atlas can illustrate global historical...
Pakistan Pressed on India Attacks
After a weekend of frantic calls pleading for India to refrain from retaliation for the attacks that killed 185 people in Mumbai (Bombay), US pressure is turning toward Pakistan.On her way to London and then New Delhi, Secretary of State Condoleezza...
Reporters on the Job
* The Contractor Connection: In Iraq the hardest part of reporting is often getting there. In what the US military calls the "Red Zone" and what everyone else calls Baghdad, you have to be wary of all-too-familiar dangers. Car bombings are still daily...
The Louisiana Workman's Trusty Tool
My grandfather's office stapler was a classic Swingline No. 4, the size of a camshaft. It resided on a phenomenally overladen oak desk, along with stacks of ledger books, pens, letters, envelopes, and a 1929 adding machine - an apparatus as crammed and...
Turning off the Blame Game
Since the financial crisis hit, there has been no shortage of one commodity: blame. And what is sometimes called the "Blame Game" has been actively pursued, in spite of the fact that the word "game" is derived from the Old Saxon gaman, meaning fellowship,...
Want More Accountable Schools? Look to Finland's Peer Approach
As schools face increasing pressure to produce evidence of their effectiveness or run the risk of closure, reformers are finally beginning to look beyond standardized test scores as the end-all-be- all in evaluating teaching and learning. In the process,...