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 6, 2011

6 Questions on "Rin Tin Tin" for Susan Orlean
Rin Tin Tin was a magnificent German Shepherd with a great backstory and an unmatched Hollywood career. But more recently he was looking a bit like a fading babyboomer memory. Then, this fall, came the publication of Susan Orlean's book, Rin Tin Tin:...
99% Wall Street Protesters Boo CEOs, but Mourn Steve Jobs
99% Wall Street protesters took time out to mourn the passing of billionaire Steve Jobs. Is 99% Wall Street movement inconsistent?They protest corporate greed and income inequality. They've highlighted so often how the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans...
Amid Dark Times, a Brighter Side of US-Pakistan Ties
The largest US cultural and educational exchange program of any US embassy in the world is run from Pakistan. Proponents tout its success.Tensions between Pakistan and the United States spiked when Adm. Mike Mullen accused Pakistan's spy agency of aiding...
A Partnership to Boost the US Economy: Business and Higher Education
With college tuition costs skyrocketing, and a dearth of skilled workers, American businesses worry they won't have enough educated employees to power their companies - and fuel economic recovery. Companies have begun to partner with colleges to meet...
Egypt's 'Facebook Girl' Eagerly Awaits Possible Nobel Peace Prize
If Egyptian organizer Esraa Abdel Fattah wins the Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow, it could reinvigorate Egypt's flagging activists. But some say it could overstate social media's role in Egypt's revolution.Esraa Abdel Fattah was once known as Facebook Girl....
European Central Bank Offers Lifeline to Ailing Eurozone Lenders
European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet offered European banks emergency short-term loans. Speculation is rising over a plan by EU leaders to recapitalize banks.Jean-Claude Trichet, outgoing president of the European Central Bank (ECB), brought...
How to Honor Steve Jobs
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs left a model of collaborative innovation that others can follow in creating wholly new products and services that will boost the economy.Many who love Apple products will probably always remember the moment they learned of...
India, Pakistan, and the US: Can Anyone Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
Afghanistan wanted to secure peace on its own. But after major setbacks, other nations, like Pakistan, India, and the US are set to play big roles in Afghanistan for years.Afghans had hoped that they could find a peace that would limit outside actors,...
Is Alabama Immigration Law Creating a 'Humanitarian Crisis'?
With the Alabama immigration law taking effect, some 2,000 Hispanic students didn't attend school Monday. Teachers unions and Hispanic activists are voicing their concerns.US teachers unions and Hispanic activists said Wednesday that an Arizona-style...
Is an Arab Spring Activist Set to Win the Nobel Peace Prize?
With the committee expected use the Nobel Peace Prize to promote human rights and social media, experts predict an Arab Spring activist will win.Experts predict the Nobel Peace Prize will be given tomorrow to an Arab Spring activist - though which one...
Israel Celebrates Nobel Prize, but Worries about Declining Prowess
Dan Shechtman, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, is part of a tradition of scientific achievement that's considered a key asset to Israel's military and its reputation as a mini-Silicon Valley.Israel has celebrated this week's announcement of Israeli...
Liberian Women Pray as the Nation Heads to the Polls
Buffeted by years of civil war, Liberian women are praying for a peaceful and successful Oct. 11 election, and hoping that fire- mouthed politicians don't drag their country back to war.In the middle of a sandy soccer field in the Monrovia neighborhood...
Obama: Voters Will Run a 'Do Nothing' Congress out of Town
President Obama focused on his jobs plan during his press conference Thursday, urging Congress to pass it. He hammered at congressional Republicans for the role he sees them playing.A frustrated President Obama pressed Congress to pass jobs legislation...
Reconciliation between Muslims and Hindus in Indian-Controlled Kashmir
Hindus who fled conflict in the 1990s consider a move home. Still, distrust runs deep as key questions of Kashmir's past - and future - remain disputed.His elderly mother by his side, O.P. Kichloo walked up to their former house for the first time since...
Stalled Free Trade Deals Now on a Fast Track, White House Says
Three free trade deals - with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia - will be signed, sealed, and delivered by the middle of next week, predicts White House Chief of Staff William Daley. For Washington, that would be fast work.By the time South Korea's President...
Steve Jobs's 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
In 2005, Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs delivered the commencement address to graduating students at Stanford University. Here is the full text and video of his speech.I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities...
Steve Jobs Wanted to Change the World, and He Did (Video)
Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, seemed to know what people wanted even before they did. From those first boxy little Apple computers 35 years ago to the iPhone and the iPad today, he changed the way we work and play.From those first boxy little Apple...
Steve Jobs: What We Can Learn from How He Lived
Steve Jobs had vision and focus from an early age, and he took courses that piqued his interest - even if they seemed offbeat. Steve Jobs also had an innate sense of a new emerging generation.Steve Jobs would be proud.Just like the inveterate tinkerer...
The Herman Cain Surge: Why He Rose (Not Mitt Romney) as Rick Perry Slid
Herman Cain gained support from GOP voters after Texas Gov. Rick Perry stumbled in presidential debates, polls show. Now is his big opportunity to build on his momentum, analysts say.Herman Cain is on a roll in the GOP presidential sweepstakes, and it's...
Tributes to Steve Jobs: Five Top Tweets
Apple's announcement Wednesday that founder Steve Jobs had died sparked waves of comment across the Internet, as techies and others chose their own ways to note his achievements or mourn his passing. Some recounted their own interactions with Jobs. Others...
We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
A US State Department insider examines the one thing no one in Iraq wanted to admit: defeat.Peter Van Buren is not a writer, and he admits as much from the beginning of his memoir, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds...
What Harry Potter Taught Me about Evil
A Christian Science perspective: Harry Potter's battles with Lord Voldemort provide a helpful analogy for dealing with the question of evil.In addition to providing me with at least a decade's worth of entertainment, J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series...
Where Did Earth's Water Come from? Comet Hartley 2 Offers New Clues
The composition of comet Hartley 2 suggests that comets might have been a bigger source of Earth's water than previously thought. It's also challenging models of solar system formation.For years, astronomers have been drafting a Kipling-like "Just So"...