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 September 17, 2012

Afghanistan Anti-US Protests Heartfelt and Spontaneous (+Video)
Demonstrations against the anti-Islam YouTube video flared in Kabul on Monday, following days of unrest and similar protests throughout the Middle East and Africa. Afghanistan has seen several small-scale protests in recent days, but Monday marked the...
Appearance of Explosive WWI Relics Underscore Alps Glaciers' Retreat
They lay undetected for more than a century, a hidden legacy of the highest, most forbidding battlefield of World War I.But last month, as Italy sweltered through one of the hottest summers on record, a cache of more than 200 rusted explosives emerged...
Artificial versus Real Intelligence
I remember once sitting in front of a computer as a systems engineer, trying to find a bug in a software program. It had tens of thousands of lines of code, and Id looked in every part of the code where I thought there might be a problem but found nothing....
Chicago Teachers Strike: Why Rahm Emanuel's Court Gambit May Backfire (+Video)
By turning to the courts to try to end the Chicago teachers strike, now in its second week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking a calculated risk that the public will be on his side and that the move won't actually slow the resolution of the city's battle with...
Housing Prices: Agents Make Houses Sell for a Lot Less. on Purpose
One of the more curious new trends in real estate is called "reverse house staging." Instead of bringing in a professional to make a home look better, some real estate agents make it look worse. They fake water damage, put faux-finish "cracks" on the...
How Arab Spring Turned into Protests and 'Death to America!'
The shouts of Death to America! at Kabul University this weekend were not a good sign for US policy in the Middle East and across the wider Muslim world.The wave of anti-American violence roiling the Middle East struck Afghanistan, with protesters pelting...
How Is Obama Ahead in 8 of 9 Swing States with the Economy So Weak?
It sounds surprising: President Obama is polling well in the nation's key battleground states, despite a national economy that Americans know to be less than terrific, to use just a bit of understatement.Mr. Obama currently leads against Republican challenger...
Japanese Firms Brace for Violence in China over Disputed Islands (+Video)
Japanese companies and expatriates in China battened down the hatches Monday, bracing for another wave of anti-Japanese violence in a continuing crisis over ownership of a disputed group of islands.Japanese schools closed until further notice, Panasonic...
Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban Join as Judges: Has American Idol Jumped the Shark?
American Idol has certainly given cause for concern in the past, especially where the judging is concerned. The addition of Kara DioGuardi to the mix in Season 8 disrupted the successful and entertaining dynamic that Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy...
Obama in Ohio: Why Is He Swiping at Mitt Romney over ... China? (+Video)
President Obama spent Monday reaching out to voters in a key swing state, hitting home the message that he's prepared to fight China over what many in Ohio see as unfair trade tactics."My opponent has been running around Ohio claiming he's going to roll...
Occupy Wall Street Stages a Comeback: What Did It Accomplish? (+Video)
On its one year anniversary, Occupy Wall Street spent a day marching around the Wall Street area, railing against the banks, and sometimes (through their civil disobedience) getting members arrested. There was plenty of street theater and no shortage...
Readers Write: Test Scores Can't Measure Teachers; Poor Civics Education Threatens US Democracy
Poor civics ed threatens US democracyThe July 30 commentary from Scott Warren, Iris Chen, and Eric Schwarz "US democracy at risk unless students learn civics" should be required reading by every state legislator.Along the way, while making our so-called...
Secret Flame: New Evidence of Mammoth Cyberspying Program against Iran
Not unlike the fictional Mr. Phelps of "Mission Impossible," real- life spies today direct their computer cyberespionage programs to self destruct delete themselves after use. Bare scraps of digital code can be pretty thin evidence for investigators.Even...
The Art and Making of ParaNorman
"ParaNorman," the stop-motion animated feature film currently in theaters, is about a boy named Norman, who can see and talk to ghosts. Norman is charged with the task of saving his town from a witchs curse. His story was brought to life by the talented...
Time to Argue for Islam's Humane View of Blasphemy
Under Islamic law, or sharia, it is a crime to insult the prophet Muhammad but the seriousness of the blasphemy crime is up for interpretation.Islamic fundamentalists have embraced the idea that those who insult the prophet ought to be killed immediately....