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 December 28, 2010

After Khordokovsky Verdict, Taking Stock of Business and Corruption in Russia
Russia lashed out Tuesday at Western leaders who voiced their concern over Monday's conviction of Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.There will be no new year's present for Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who parlayed Communist Party connections and well-placed...
Blizzard 2010: What Are Top 5 Snow Storms of the Decade?
The Christmas storm of 2010, which dropped 31 inches of snow on some parts of New England and crippled New York City, will likely stand out as a memory-maker, something to tell the grandkids about - especially if you got stuck in the national air traffic...
Cut America's Debt, but Spare Social Security
Congress can cut the budget without hurting Social Security, Medicare, and other social insurance programs.America is whipping itself into a frenzy because of debt. Listen to the chairmen of President Obama's bipartisan fiscal commission and other deficit-cutters...
Cutting Social Security Will Not Fix the National Debt
After President Obama's debt commission, Social Security is becoming a popular target for fiscal hawks. But Social Security will never add a dime to the debt, and Washington ought to be paying more attention to an actual crisis: the retirement income...
From New York's MTA, LIRR to Boston's MBTA, Winter Storm Slows Transit
New York transit - including the MTA, LIRR, and Metro North - has seen significant delays in the wake of a winter storm that covered rails in as much as two feet of snow.Despite sunny skies Tuesday, rail and transit systems in the Northeast were still...
Harmful US Hypocrisy on Freedoms Abroad
From Egypt to Cambodia, countries that enjoy good relations with the US are cracking down on NGOs that monitor human rights and support civil society. If the US is serious about supporting freedom abroad, it can't continue sending taxpayer dollars to...
iPad: Can It Save the Magazine Industry?
IPad, other tablet computers, and e-readers will create a 'reading revolution.' But publishers' revenues may lag.When the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off its annual event in Las Vegas next week, it will bask in the glow of more than 50 models of...
Julian Assange to Keep WikiLeaks Afloat with Money from Book Deal
Julian Assange has signed a book deal worth more than $1 million as a way to pay WikiLeaks' legal bills. The business world has had a mixed reaction to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.As 2010 ends, corporations are showing widely varying reactions to WikiLeaks...
Keep a Close Eye on Synthetic Biology
A presidential commission lays out a reasonable path forward in exploring the potential of synthetic biology, a possible boon to energy, environmental cleanup, and medicine. But its report should also spark an ongoing debate.The emerging field of synthetic...
No Shortfall of Faith
A Christian Science perspective.A recent Monitor feature reported that the percentage of Americans claiming no religious affiliation has nearly doubled since 1990. How do those nonaffiliated parents help their children when asked the big questions -...
Strong Holiday Season for Retail Bolstered by Online Shopping
Online shopping posted growth of 15.4 percent this season compared with last year, a new report finds. Overall, consumers spent 5.5 percent more between Nov. 5 and Dec. 24.Shoppers returned to the malls and cyberspace to spend more money this holiday...
Sugarloaf Mountain: How Common Are Serious Ski Lift Accidents?
Sugarloaf Mountain had a ski lift derail Tuesday. But major ski- lift mishaps like the one at Sugarloaf accident are rare. The most recent ski-lift fatality was in 1993.The ski-lift accident at Maine's Sugarloaf Mountain Tuesday morning is the sort of...
The Rise of India's Pulp Fiction
As literacy grows, so do the ranks of inexpensive and sometimes racy paperbacks that appeal to youths.Indian novelists have joined the canon of modern literature, earning critical acclaim and topping bestseller lists in New York and London. Writers like...
The Women Jefferson Loved
Who were the women in the life of Thomas Jefferson, "arguably the most revered, vexing, contradictory, complicated figure in American history"?Thomas Jefferson, who crafted some of the most eternal words inAmerican history, knew a thing or two about...
The World in 2011: Trends and Events to Watch in Every Region
Monitor staff writers and correspondents in each of the world's regions share what they expect to be top headlines in 2011.Monitor staff writers and correspondents in each of the world's regions share what they expect to be top headlines in 2011.#10...
US House Prices Fall in October, Set to Tumble Further Still
A study of 20 US cities shows that house prices fell in all 20 in October. Atlanta was hit the hardest. Overall, house prices fell by 1.3 percent in the month.House prices fell across the US in October and have dropped roughly 2 percent nationwide since...
Why Obama's Bid to Prevent Loose Nuclear Weapons Is Going Slowly
President Obama wants to secure loose material for nuclear weapons by 2013. He has made progress, but success depends on countries disclosing sensitive information.One of the greatest threats facing the United States is the possibility that a terrorist...
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