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 July 19, 2004

America's Love Affair with the Game Show ; Hype and Glitter Don't Equal Lasting Success in the Television Game. for the Longest-Running Shows, the Audience Is the Thing
The answer is: easy rules, everyday contestants, a charismatic host, and just enough twists to keep it fresh.The question?"What is the perfect formula for creating a long-running television game show?""Jeopardy!" fans have long been familiar with the...
An African Villager's Work Is Never Done
Before turning off the paved road and onto the horse-cart paths that connect Thies to Senegal's hinterland, the man whose job it was to abandon me for a week in a remote village stopped at an outdoor market."You should get some things for your host family,"...
Arafat Faces Rising Challenge in Gaza ; A Weekend of Kidnappings and Violence Underscores Tensions as Rival Groups Jockey for Influence in Advance of Israeli Withdrawal
Yasser Arafat has weathered many crises in his 35 years as the leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), but this is one storm from which he may find it difficult to recover.President Arafat is caught in a whirlwind that began to spin...
A Russia of Yesteryear?
Remember "backwards day" at camp or school, when kids wore their clothes the wrong way around as a lark?It's backwards time in Russia, and that's not a joke. This year's questionable presidential election, and the recent fatal gunning down of a respected...
Bankruptcy Bill Fades. Why It Won't Go Away
Bankruptcy expert Elizabeth Warren calls it the "vampire bill." That's because legislation designed to make it tougher for people to dissolve their debts in bankruptcy court has been pushed on Congress for seven years by banks, credit-card companies,...
Blair Wooed Americans, Not Folks at Home
Once upon a time the British had a prime minister named Tony Blair. He was an extraordinary man from the left of politics who somehow managed to forge a broad and durable consensus. Smart and personable, he possessed instincts that allowed him to rise...
California's 'Crown Jewel' May Finally Be Open to the Public ; State Hopes to Turn Hearst Ranch, on Edge of Big Sur, into Conservation Area, Symbolizing a Growing Trend in Land Deals
After 25 years of debate, one of the last, stretches of breathtaking California coastline - the southern end of Big Sur's ragged beaches, where the scenic highway dips and rises - may be finally closing in on its future.With details unveiled last week...
Can Savings Support Your Community? Bank on It
For a cart-pushing immigrant who just arrived in Manhattan or a young farmer on the Great Plains, the lending industry has good news: Small-scale lenders who cater to minorities and economically depressed areas are increasingly able to offer competitive...
Corner-Office Volunteers ; Executives Gain Leadership Lessons from Charitable Projects
Eight high-level managers from UPS fan out for the day to a range of social-service sites in New York City. They read stories to homeless children, visit senior citizens, conduct mock interviews with teens. For four weeks, the clock-bound atmosphere...
Different News for Different Views
In a nation of growing red or blue allegiances, the media too are beginning to take on more overtly partisan hues. And it may be reinforcing the political cleavage in the country.The selective perspectives are evident from coastal lobster-trap country...
For the US, This Olympic Games May Be All about the Swimming Pool
For the past two weeks, Americans have gotten an early glimpse of the Summer Games. At opposite ends of California, the nation's elite runners and swimmers have gathered to book their places in Athens - and sketch the story lines that will soon become...
It's an Election, Not a Beauty Pageant
Try to imagine the reaction if House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi were constantly referred to as "pretty." The California congresswoman herself would probably be upset - though perhaps not as upset as she would be if she were referred to as "not so...
Letters
Standardized testing not an accurate assessment toolIn their July 12 opinion piece "Why not put schools to the test?" Bill Evers and Herbert J. Walberg claim that parents generally disagree with education experts, who oppose high-stakes testing.Of course...
More Firms Join UN Push to Be Good Corporate Citizens
It started with a vision of what business could be. At the urging of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, 38 companies, including Nike and Volvo, embraced nine principles ranging from not hiring child workers to cutting down greenhouse gas emissions.Now,...
Morocco Tempers Islamists ; Last Week a Spanish Anti-Terror Judge Called Morocco's Al Qaeda- Linked Cells Europe's Greatest Threat
In a fiery sermon last month, an influential state-appointed cleric declared it a sin for women to work. He condemned the "intermingling of sexes in civil services" and chastised the "scantily dressed women" on Moroccan beaches.The sermon at Morocco's...
Paying Your Financial Adviser: How Much Is Too Much?
Q: My late mother had her money managed by a man she trusted completely. We have kept our inheritance with him. For his services, we pay about $500 a quarter. My mother-in-law's portfolio is managed through her bank, and she pays nothing in management...
Philippines Retreats, US Reacts
Two years ago, President Bush hailed the president of the Philippines as a "close" friend and "stalwart" ally in the war on terrorism. Those adjectives, however, may not survive this week's final withdrawal from Iraq of a small Filipino peacekeeping...
Russian Art or Religious Hatred?
On orders from Russia's parliament, Moscow prosecutors are probing a question that could create new limits on free speech: When does artistic expression cross the line into criminality?A group of artists are being charged with "inciting religious hatred"...
Something's Fishy about Red Snapper
All set to splurge on a fillet of red snapper - at about $7.95 a pound - for a midsummer meal?You might want to take a DNA kit to the fish counter, along with the Food and Drug Administration's definition of Lutjanus campechanus, in case the seller wants...
Stewart's Sentence Leaves Few Satisfied ; While Some Martha Fans Say It Doesn't Fit the Crime, Others Say It's Another Example of the Rich Getting off Too Easily
Martha Stewart's five-month jail sentence is likely to be debated for years.Was the punishment, which also includes a five-month house arrest, two years' probation, and a $30,000 fine, too lenient, perhaps evidence that the rich get off more easily?...
Still, the Birds Keep Singing ; Adapted from the Christian Science Sentinel
I know a man who, when he lost at sports as a young man, would sometimes verbally abuse his family. He tended to talk too much and too loudly. In a way, he was an extremist. But as he really worked to temper his thoughts - to be more loving and truthful...
There's More to Listening Than Shutting Your Mouth
I Think some people are temperamentally predisposed to being good listeners. At least they seem that way, because they don't interrupt or talk about themselves a lot. On the other hand, maybe they're just shy, or they're not really thinking about what...
The Strange Journey of Sgt. Jenkins ; Japan Reluctant to Extradite US Soldier Who Was AWOL in N. Korea for 39 Years
Is former US Army Sgt. Charles Robert Jenkins a defector who tried to avoid the Vietnam War by crossing over to North Korea? Or was he ambushed by infiltrators, brainwashed, and led down a 40- year rabbit hole of anti-US propaganda inside the mystery...
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