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 25, 1990

Bob Strauss for President?
WITH some 85 per cent of the public supporting the president's Persian Gulf policy and with his own popularity nearly that high, it is little wonder that no Democrat has let it be known that he's running for the White House in 1992.Jesse Jackson is willing....
Bowing to Conformity Limits Effectiveness
IF this story on Japanese newspapers had been written for a Japanese newspaper, it might have started this way:"A new survey shows an average Japanese home receives 1.3 newspapers a day while the number of television sets per household is 3.7."Such an...
California Surrogacy Case Raises New Questions about Parenthood Mother Seeks Custody, but She Has No Genetic Link to Child
THE nation's first custody battle involving a surrogate mother and a test-tube baby, unfolding in Orange County, raises significant legal and ethical questions, and may redefine parenthood.The case involves an Orange County woman who gave birth to a...
Computer Databases Can Be Valuable Sources
TECHNOLOGICAL change has revolutionized newspaper production within the professional memories of most mid-career journalists.Now the newspaper industry is facing another wave of change, this one affecting the way newspaper articles are actually researched....
Experiment at California Paper May Redefine Journalism for the '90S
WHEN reporter Jennifer Lowe goes looking for stories, it isn't in the usual haunts. She may spend time at a Saks Fifth Avenue store or roam the halls of one of Orange County's seemingly ubiquitous shopping malls.Ms. Lowe is the Orange County Register's,...
Few Newspapers Crossing Borders Some Publications Are Looking to Cover the Continent, but Most Are Staying Home. THE VIEW FROM EUROPE
WITH Western Europe's "single market" of 1992 just around the corner, how near - and likely - is development of a European press?Judging by the early success of "The European," the full-color weekly newspaper launched in May by British media master Robert...
Fixation on Politics Feeds Press Boom in Manila
A YEAR ago, Teodoro Locsin and Francisco Tatad added their voices to the clamor of Philippines newspapers.During four tumultuous years under President Corazon Aquino, the Manila press has changed. No longer is it dominated by a few newspapers under the...
Getting a Paper out in 1690
THREE hundred years ago, the American press was born. Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick hit the streets of Boston on Sept. 25, 1690. Although Benjamin Harris's newspaper was a far cry from today's papers - it had no headlines or illustrations,...
Haute Couture's Swiss Fabricmaker PROFILE: GUSTAV ZUMSTEG
THE dean of Paris haute couture designers, the enigmatic Madame Gres, once revealed her working style: "Before a collection, I don't have any designs in my head. It's the fabric that gives me the ideas." Her remark hints at the importance of the companies...
Intrepid Desktop Editors Have `Mouse,' Will Publish
THE time was when a publisher of a metropolitan newspaper could look out from his tower and see the rooftops of most of his subscribers.The time was when a pioneer printer-editor with a flatbed press could start his own newspaper.How times have changed.Or...
Is a Clean Desktop Worth $1,000?
OVER the past six years, says Jeffrey J. Mayer, "hundreds and hundreds" of executive clients have paid him $1,000 to spend four hours in their offices teaching them time-saving techniques. Mr. Mayer, a time-management consultant, is author of a new book,...
Israeli Minister Seeks Increased US Aid on Immigration, Debt
ISRAELI Finance Minister Yitzhak Modai is the latest in a string of Israeli leaders to approach United States officials in recent weeks hoping to benefit from American largesse.Mr. Modai is in Washington this week to talk with Secretary of State James...
Maine Schools Move to `Common Core' in Education Shift
A NEW concept in learning is making a quiet debut in Maine public school districts this fall. State educators hope it will halt the growing dropout trends and help graduating seniors fit the changing needs of Maine's work force.Called the "Maine Common...
News Currents
CRISIS IN THE GULF</P><P>Israel said yesterday it was taking seriously a threat by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to strike at the Jewish state if faced with an attack or economic strangulation. Blaming the United States for the presence...
Souter and High-Tech Snooping
JUDGE DAVID SOUTER'S appointment to the United States Supreme Court has been engulfed in controversy about the right to privacy. This concern, however, has been voiced in the context of the abortion issue. Little attention has been paid to Judge Souter's...
Soviets Delay Economic Reform Parliament Decides to Send Rival Plans Back to Committee in an Attempt to Iron out Differences. PERESTROIKA AND POLITICS
FACED with a clear economic and political choice, Mikhail Gorbachev and the Soviet parliament yesterday decided not to decide.The Soviet parliament, at Mr. Gorbachev's urging, voted not to choose between two clearly opposed plans for a transition to...
Syria Seeks Iran's Support for UN Sanctions on Iraq Longtime Allies Differ over US Presence but Worry about US Aims
AS talks in Tehran entered their fourth day, Iranian and Syrian leaders had still not patched up their differences on the Gulf crisis.Syrian President Hafez al-Assad's trip to Tehran over the weekend - the first in 11 years - is seen by Western diplomats...
Taxing Newspapers Tests Press Freedom
AMERICAN newspapers in the 1990s may have to contend with a variety of attempts to tax their production and sale.Financially strapped statehouses around the country are casting about for new, untapped sources of income. Like cigarettes, alcohol, and...
The Future of Newspapers
THE first American newspaper did not have an auspicious beginning.Only one edition of Harris's Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick was published before the Crown shut down the three-page mini-tabloid 300 years ago.But this Boston paper -...
The Future of Reading
IS reading becoming a "lost art" among the young, as the president of the College Board asked recently? On the 300th anniversary of newspaper publishing in America, this is a sobering question. New statistics on the verbal portion of national Scholastic...
`The Street' Is History, but Papers Still Thrive
DOZENS of gold-leafed names and dates glitter against a wood-paneled foyer outside the editor's office at the Scotsman."Magnus Duncan Linklater - 1988- " is the latest addition to the list of the newspaper's editors, a list that reads like a "Who's Who"...
Toward a New Role for Newspapers
POLITICAL and economic change of historical proportions, driven in many ways by the revolution in communications technology, is sweeping the world, affecting virtually every institution of social organization.For the newspaper business in the United...
US Faulted for Lagging Mideast Relief Effort Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, with No Place to Go, Pose Volatile Problem for King Hussein
CONTRASTED with its quick and concerted action against Iraq's aggression on Aug. 2, the United States has been slow to help refugees who have poured into Jordan for the past six weeks.Washington's aid is short-term and entangled in red tape, say American...
Voter Fury Has Congress Fretting Americans Are Frustrated with Washington. the Budget Deficit, the S&L Crisis, and Higher Taxes Are Fueling the Anger. in Six Weeks Voters Head to the Polls. with Anti-Incumbent Sentiment Running High in Campaigns for the House of Representatives, Some Congressmen Are Being Pushed Hard by Challengers. in Illinois, the Battle for a Seat in the 11th District Is Shaping Up as a Test for Republicans Seeking to Oust Entrenched Democrats. Series: Campaign '90. Part 35 of a Series
`GEORGE, You Promised. No New Taxes!" proclaims a bumper-sticker in Linn County, Iowa, while 800 miles away in Arlington, Va., a discount-store ad on a metro bus declares: "IKEA Furniture. Because not everyone can vote themselves a raise."Higher taxes....
What the Secret Police Left Behind
IT was a typically bustling day in Berlin when I decided to visit the former headquarters of the Staatsicherheit, or "Stasi" as the East Germans call it. Of course, they don't want to waste too much breath these days when talking about the secret police.The...

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