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 November 24, 1993

A Monitor Journey FROM COPYKID TO SENIOR EDITOR
I happened to be asked this question the day after I heard British artist Tom Phillips tell an American audience about the main thing he had learned from his art teacher - who had learned the same thing from his teacher, who had learned the same thing...
A `New Beginning' with US China's Leaders Are Relieved at the Softer US Tone, Its Youth a Bit Less Enthusiastic about America
AS China's President Jiang Zemin was declaring a "new beginning" in relations with the United States at a conference of Asian-Pacific leaders, Beijing was also congratulating itself for muting American criticism on human rights.At the Nov. 19 summit...
As Legislative Year Ends, Clinton Looks More like A Strong, Can-Do Leader
JUST a quick, three-to-five minute call to each side on Nov. 22 - no heavy lifting - and President Clinton could announce that strike-grounded American Airlines would be flying again this week during the busiest travel days of the year.This is the kind...
A Special Mission
THE mission of The Christian Science Monitor is to carry forward the Biblical work of reporting and recording humankind's efforts to bring their individual lives, their families' welfare, and their societies' conduct progressively into alignment...
British Columbia Forest Industry Feels the Squeeze Stricter Tree-Cutting Laws Force Companies into More Environmentally Friendly Practices
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S powerful forest industry is under fast-growing pressure from government, environmental groups, and international markets to make its tree-cutting practices more environmentally friendly.Provincial Premier Michael Harcourt announced...
Canada's Underground Economy Brings in the Big Bills
THE $100 bill has become the currency of choice in Canada's underground economy.At a cafe south of Montreal, sheaves of $100s and $50s pass hands every Friday night between tradesmen in the home renovation business. It is an area where even the government...
Canham: Legendary Editor, Public Servant
FOR a novice science writer, the note on his desk was an alarming summons. "See Mr. Canham at once!" it ordered in large block letters. It didn't help that the writer was late for work that day.But Erwin Canham - the Christian Science Monitor's legendary...
Congress Puts Programs before Deficit Reduction
WHEN members of Congress considered how to vote this week on legislation to reduce the budget deficit, they fought competing impulses: to appear tough on the deficit and to have money available for government programs.The desire to radically cut the...
Corruption: Threat to Global Stability
EACH week brings new revelations of malfeasance in Italy. Earlier in the year, a series of scandals contributed to the unseating of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party.While the world's attention is focused on the threats to the stability of nations posed...
Defense Conversion Funds Go to Cutting-Edge Projects
MAGNAVOX and its partners will use their money to develop an earth-moving vehicle that navigates via signals from Pentagon satellites - a sort of precision-guided bulldozer.The University of California at San Diego will use a $21 million grant to study...
East-West Clash over Montana
BY tradition and temperament, Westerners have always felt they knew best how to take care of the wide-open spaces. Meddlers from back East were never a welcome breed.The 1993 version of this story takes place in the northern Rockies, where tens of millions...
Economic Clouds Spoil Maastricht's Debut European Community Faces Recession and Restructuring in '94
EUROPEAN leaders may try to sound upbeat as the Maastricht Accord has now gone into effect, but from this side of the Atlantic, celebration looks premature. After examining the problems Europe faces next year in trying to pull out of a deep recession,...
End of Flight Attendants' Walkout Sends Mixed Message to Unions Strike May Bring Gains, but It's a Risky Move in Competitive Market
UNIONS cherish the right to strike as a last resort to force employers to the bargaining table. But some negotiation specialists say walking out is an outmoded strategy in today's economy."Most unions typically represent folks who have replaceable skills,"...
Events
CHINESE LEADER MEETS WITH CASTRO Chinese President Jiang Zemin ended a visit to Cuba on Nov. 22 with a message of support for President Fidel Castro, saying his stay would lead to more cooperation between the two communist countries. Jiang is the...
Godsell: Foreign Affairs Favorite
WHEN great names in Monitor foreign correspondence are mentioned, one always brings a wistfully affectionate smile to the face of the person doing the remembering.Geoffrey Godsell was not only a superb foreign reporter and commentator, he was also on...
Harsch: Man of History
JOSEPH C. HARSCH remembers the first copies of The Christian Science Monitor being delivered to his parents' home in Toledo, Ohio, in 1908. He was three years old.Shortly after, he had a glimpse of the paper's founder, Mary Baker Eddy. The Harsch family...
How It All Began
* The Christian Science Monitor is an idea that evolved over many years in the thought of its founder, Mary Baker Eddy. A few years after writing her major work, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy founded The Christian Science...
In Final Rush, Congress Hits Guns Logjam
CONGRESS has gridlocked anew over handgun control but sent President Clinton a bill extending jobless benefits for 1 million Americans as lawmakers neared the end of a year they hope answered the voters' calls for change.Laboring into the wee hours on...
Kiwis Celebrate 100 Years of Votes for Women after Many Petitions to Parliament, in 1893, New Zealand Was the First Country to Give Women the Franchise
THE names are plain, the signatures bold: Mary Lockwood. Alice Cunningham. Lavinia Taylor. Dora Williams. In the end, their sheer numberson the long petition that stretched across the legislature floor won the day.These women were a few who signed 546...
Mafia Takes a Hit in Sicily as Palermo Elects Mayor Tired of Corruption, Voters across Italy Reject Christian Democrats. BASTA, ENOUGH!
IN their first direct vote for mayor, Palermo's citizens overwhelmingly elected a well-known opponent of the Mafia and the country's entrenched system of political party bosses.Leoluca Orlando returns to office after an appointed term in the late 1980s...
Marking the Channels Series: MORAL ISSUES. A SERIES OF MONITOR EDITORIALS. Part 1 of an Occasionla Series
THE Monitor is beginning its 86th year with a series of editorials on the moral issues of our times. This is a proper focus for this page. Editorials are the channel markers a newspaper sets for society's safe passage.For example, we supported the US...
NAFTA Easily Passes Mexico's Senate Mexicans Nearly Saw a Gore-Perot Style Debate, Which May Set a Precedent for Election Campaigns
AFTER a long day of speeches on Nov. 22, the Mexican Senate quietly voted 56 to 2 in favor of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). None of the drama or rancor was evident that surrounded the United States House of Representatives vote on...
Nicaragua's Crisis Takes New Twist Sandinista Party's Top Leaders Split over Path to Constitutional Reform and Political Power
SIGNS of a serious struggle over leadership in the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) between ex-President Daniel Ortega Saavedra and his former right-hand man are darkening the first real prospect in three years for alleviating Nicaragua's...
Out of the Prison House
THE message on the machine the other day was from a journalism student writing about how prisons are covered by "mainstream media."It was a useful subject to consider: Coverage of prison issues illustrates how news organizations tend to be captive of...
Promise and Pitfalls on Russia's Path to New Constitution SEEKING DEMOCRACY
BEYOND the walls of the picturesque red-brick fortress, there is little in Novgorod to distinguish it from other Russian provincial cities.The city is full of slum-like apartment blocs built in the late 1950s. And the streets are deserted after 8 p.m.But...
Strout: A One-Man Journalism School
RICHARD L. STROUT was a journalists' journalist - one of the greatest of this century. His dispatches from Washington became the curriculum of a one-man journalism school for three generations of American reporters.Strout covered - knew - nearly one-third...
The Christian Science Monitor 85th Anniversary
Nov. 25, 1908 Something In a Name By Mary Baker G. Eddy</P><P>I HAVE given the name to all the Christian Science periodicals. The first was THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, designed to put on record the divine Science of Truth; the second...
The Journey from Linotype to Macintosh
THERE is one sure thing about the future of newspapers: The way we produce them will continue to change.The basics of getting a story from the White House or the Kremlin to the reader's living room are the same as they were when The Christian Science...
The Monitor at 85: Where We've Been, Where We're Going
UNSATIATED by news reporting 85 years after Mary Baker Eddy founded this newspaper at Thanksgiving 1908, the Monitor's editors and staff herein report what we've been up to:Where we've been: Since its founding, the Monitor has covered every war, peace,...
Women's Suffrage in a Graphic Display
IN convention halls, union rooms, and on streets of the United States and Great Britain from the 1850s to the early 20th century, a chorus of women's voices grew louder.The women were suffragists protesting laws that forbade them the right to vote.The...
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