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 30, 2008

A Melodic Conversation in Vietnam
"What music will be on the program?" I inquired when a friend called to ask if I would play in a benefit concert.He began by mentioning "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" ("a little night music"), the first quartet I played in during a chamber music class. Although...
Among the Stay-at-Home Moms, a Dad in Disguise
No one noticed my Halloween costume, even though I had worn it all day. But I can't blame anyone. The costume consisted of a gray sweat shirt, bluejeans and black sneakers. I was in disguise as a stay-at-home parent. The biggest twist on my masquerade?...
A Prayer for Candidates' Safety
When the media reported on the assassination plot against presidential candidate Barack Obama along with a plan to attack and kill students in a predominantly African-American high school, law enforcement officials said they were taking the threats "very...
Bite the Bullet on Fast Trains
Americans who have ridden bullet trains in Europe or Asia return home scratching their heads. If only the US had such trains. In many ways, they beat flying and driving, and use much less energy. By approving a ballot measure Nov. 4, Californians can...
Can Antiabortion Catholics Support Obama? Some Do
Roman Catholics - a sought-after swing vote in several battleground states - are caught up in a charged debate over how to apply the church's moral teaching to politics.Like other Americans, Catholics rate the economy as the top issue for this election....
French Assertiveness on Credit Crisis Jars Europe
As European leaders gather next week in a crescendo of meetings ahead of a Nov. 15 global financial summit - a "Bretton Woods II" in Washington - they face an old problem: unity.That summit, described variously as "visionary" and "bold" under the leadership...
From Housing Rubble, Sprouts Green Furniture
ClevelandIf you drove by the old Stanard School at E. 55th Street and St. Clair Avenue, it didn't look like much. Just another old building lost to years of neglect and probably a frequent site for illicit activity. When the city slated it for demolition...
Is Barack Obama Really a Socialist?
Since telling Joe the Plumber of his wish to "spread the wealth around," Barack Obama is being called a socialist. Is he one?No. At least not in the classic sense of the term. "Socialism" originally meant government ownership of the major means of production...
Letters to the Editor
World must act in defense of Congo's citizensRegarding the Oct. 29 article, "Congo rebels push toward key city": UN peacekeepers need to be far more active militarily in defending Congolese populations. Local outrage at the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC)...
Reporters on the Job
* What Financial Crisis? Writing about the global economic meltdown from Russia is a bit like reporting from a bubble, says correspondent Fred Weir (see story). Most recently, Moscow is confronting how to deal with falling oil prices, but that doesn't...
Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey
Once, while visiting North Carolina, I waited in a store as the check-out girl made leisurely, meaningful conversation with every single customer on line ahead of me. I stood white-knuckled with impatience until I grasped, "This is a marvel that you...
Russia Pushes an 'OPEC' for Natural-Gas Nations
The nations with the world's three biggest reserves of natural gas - Russia, Iran, and Qatar - are quietly moving ahead to form a "gas OPEC," an organization modeled after the oil cartel.In Tehran last week, representatives of the Russian natural-gas...
Step 1 in Curbing Mercury Emissions: Find Their Source
Some amount of the element mercury, which scientists say is toxic to humans and animals, occurs naturally on earth's surface. Since the Industrial Revolution began in 1750, the rate at which mercury is deposited into the environment has tripled.The government...
Survival Guide to the DTV Transition
Millions of Americans could flick on their televisions in February to find their regularly scheduled programs replaced by static "snow."On Feb. 17, all high-power TV stations will switch modes and begin broadcasting with an all-digital signal. While...
Turkey Tightens Controls on Internet Speech
For pioneering Turkish blogger Erkan Saka, these are dark days. Last week, he found himself cut off from a group of blogs that he belongs to and from hundreds of other websites he regularly reads.A Turkish court had just banned Blogger, the popular blog-...
Vancouver Study Claims Benefits to Prescribing Heroin to Addicts
Every morning for a year, Rob Vincent walked into a clinic on the edge of Vancouver's roughest neighborhood, rolled up his sleeves and injected pharmaceutical heroin.Each time, Mr. Vincent played the role of guinea pig in a controversial, three-year,...
Who Will Help Shape McCain, Obama Foreign Policy?
After initially relying on some outside-the-box foreign-policy advisers, Barack Obama has surrounded himself with many well-known and longtime world-affairs practitioners. That suggests to some critics that his would be an orthodox foreign policy largely...
Wobbly Time for College Tuition
In response to mounting public frustration, colleges and universities - along with government officials - have been trying to rein in prices and boost financial aid. For this academic year, the average sticker price of four-year colleges was up less...