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 October 14, 2008

'Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency'
When George W. Bush wrapped up the presidential nomination in 2000, he asked Dick Cheney to manage the search for a running mate. Cheney asked several candidates to give him an enormous amount of financial, medical, personal data and history.But then...
Children Learn to Corral Those Bucks
Even before the stock market roller coaster and bailout crisis, Kim Maksymuik and her husband began trimming expenses and giving their 5-year-old twins gentle lessons in what is most important. "We understand that things in life change, and we need to...
Crisis Driving Global Cooperation
As governments of the industrialized world struggle with the global credit crisis, they may be relearning an old lesson: there is more strength in standing together than in struggling alone.The international nature of capital flows and stock markets...
Is US Fighting Force Big Enough?
American's armed forces are growing bigger to reduce the strains from seven years of war, but if the US is confronting an era of "persistent conflict," as some experts believe, it will need an even bigger military.A larger military could more easily...
Keep Choice in Healthcare
Nearly 46 million Americans today are without health insurance. Premiums have doubled in this decade alone. At the same time, the cost of hospitalization and pharmaceuticals has escalated dramatically. So, sadly, many businesses and individuals now find...
Letters to the Editor
Financial crisis will dominate next presidencyRegarding the Oct. 9 article, "America as superpower: shaken, not deposed:" This article's thesis is confirmed in several contemporary books relating to America's decline.In the meantime, both presidential...
Mammal Gamble
The world's most comprehensive study of mammals in the wild reveals that at least a quarter of species risk extinction. A staggering 79 percent of apes and monkeys in regions of Asia, for instance, face such danger. But while this study may be alarming,...
Market Crisis Alters Canadian Vote
As Canadians head to the ballot box on Tuesday, the meltdown in global stock markets and a series of campaign blunders seem likely to deny conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper his goal of forming a majority government.Polls over the weekend showed...
Name That Fairy Tale
The answers to the clues below are all from children's stories. To make it more interesting, they also have at least one set of double letters in them.1. This character is a wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy. His nose grows when he tells lies,...
North Korea Allows Back Nuclear Inspectors
North Korea has agreed to allow United Nations inspectors back into its main nuclear complex at Yongbyon, in response to the United States' decision to remove the North from its list of states sponsoring terrorism.Inspectors prepared to resume monitoring...
Obama Gaining among Rural Voters
Barack Obama is gaining support in the rural, conservative town of McArthur, Ohio, reflecting nationwide trends in which the Illinois senator has been consolidating support among independents and in some traditional Republican strongholds.With just three...
Our Family's Souvenir Bookshops
Some vacationers collect snow globes or seashells. My family collects bookshops. No, we can't pack a bookshop and display it on a dresser, but when we discover a bookstore that captures the flavor of our destination, we stow the memory like a treasured...
Riots Fracture Rare Jewish-Arab Ties in Mixed Israeli Town
After four days of ethnic rioting that has torn apart one of the few Israeli cities where Arabs and Jews live and socialize together, Israeli President Shimon Peres brought together political and religious leaders of both communities in an effort to...
The Economy - How Prayer Resuscitates
ALL EYES ARE ON the US financial system. In one report on National Public Radio, "Is the economic sky falling?" Chris Arnold called this a "tipping point moment" and explained that credit - between banks and then individuals - is "like oxygen to the...
Will Downturn Hit Hollywood?
The upward march of ticket prices may halt. The growth of premium movie houses - with their reserve seating and gourmet food - could slow. There may be fewer new movies, and each one may stay for a shorter time in theaters before moving to DVD, cable,...
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