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 May 24, 2012

A Jobless Boom for Female Firms
Women are creating new businesses faster than the national average, but they're hiring far fewer workers. One solution: better networks for women.When Genevieve Thiers was a senior at Boston College in the early 2000s, she watched a very pregnant woman...
American Idol Crowns Phillip Phillips in Talented, Funny, Bizarre Finale (+Video)
American Idol: After months of competition, American Idol aired its finale on Wednesday night and anointed Phillip Phillips as the winner of Season 11.On Wednesday night, after a record 132 million votes, Phillip Phillips was crowned as the Season 11...
A Response to Tyranny and Isolation in North Korea
A Christian Science perspective.For many in the West, there is no more mysterious nation on earth than the isolated, militaristic country of North Korea.Often in the news for what are regarded as saber-rattling gestures, North Korea was recently in the...
As Millennials Reject Gender Roles, but Embrace Marriage, They're Changing Society
While the Millennial generation's beliefs reject conventional notions about the place of women in society, both sexes still place a high value on marriage and family. However challenging, these shifting gender roles will force changes in Millennials'...
British, Spanish Ships Almost Come to Blows over 'The Rock'
The British navy and Spanish civil guard faced off today over a fishing dispute off the Gibraltar coast. Spain maintains it only ceded Gibraltar to the British, not the waters around it.The British Royal Navy and Spain's Civil Guard engaged in a testy...
Despite Ancestry Controversy, Elizabeth Warren Tied with Sen. Scott Brown
The US Senate race in Massachusetts is among the closest in the battle over Senate control after the November elections. In a new poll, Elizabeth Warren has 47 percent of the vote and Scott Brown 48 percent.A new poll shows the US Senate race in Massachusetts...
Etan Patz Case: Are Today's Kids Less Likely to Be Nabbed by a Stranger?
The abduction of Etan Patz in 1979 became part of a mosaic of parental fear that dramatically changed the American childhood experience. But it also saved lives, data suggest.New York police say a man has implicated himself in the abduction and killing...
Federal Reserve Official: If Congress Dawdles, Economy Will Fall 3 Percent
Congress must sort out a raft of fiscal issues before Jan. 1, or it will cost the US economy dearly, said New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley.If Congress waits to resolve its differences over spending and taxes until next year, it could...
In Egypt's Islamist Heartland, Voters Voice Doubts about Muslim Brotherhood
Voters in the Imbaba neighborhood of Cairo are impatient with the Muslim Brotherhood's lack of accomplishments during their short tenure in parliament.In 1992, Imbaba was a hotbed of Islamic militancy. Militants effectively took control of the Cairo...
Iran Nuclear Talks: What World Powers Are Offering, Iran Isn't Buying. Yet
The parties to the Iran nuclear talks agreed only to reconvene, in Moscow next month. For now, any inducement short of easing sanctions is not enough to persuade Iran to relinquish its 20- percent-enriched uranium.Iran has been desperate for years to...
Israel, Land of Jewish Refugees, Riled by Influx of Africans
Violent riots broke out in Tel Aviv last night as a growing tide of African migrants strains Israel's ideal as a land for refugees.In an ironic twist, Israel's most tolerant city erupted in violent riots against African migrants last night, eliciting...
Is State Dept. Hacking Al Qaeda? Not Quite, but Propaganda War Is Fierce
Despite early reports, a State Department program to shoot down Al Qaeda propaganda online is not a hack. But the efforts are having an impact, Secretary Clinton says.Hellfire-missile-carrying drones aren't the only thing Al Qaeda operatives in Yemen...
Kings Ransom: With Lakers and Clippers out, L.A. Grudgingly Turns to Hockey
After an astounding run through the playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings are in hockey's Stanley Cup finals. When Los Angelenos get over the Lakers' collapse, they might tune in.The Los Angeles Kings are in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since...
Los Angeles to Become Largest US City Banning Plastic Bags
The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-to-1 to move forward with a controversial ban on single-use plastic grocery bags. Critics say it's an example of regulatory overreach.The Los Angeles City Council has voted to move forward with a controversial ban...
Message from Google Chief: Have a Heart - Turn off This Screen
Google chief Eric Schmidt suggests young people drop their screen time for some real conversation, heart to heart. Being better connected digitally isn't the best way to develop social skills.How apt for the next app. Google's executive chairman Eric...
Myanmar, 'Arab Awakening' Top US List of Progress on Human Rights
State Department's annual report on human rights around the world also notes the important role that technology, the Internet, and social media play in advancing individual freedoms.Inspiring progress followed by nagging question marks in Arab countries....
NBA Playoffs: 76ers Beat Celtics, Force Game 7
The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics, 82-75, Wednesday night at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Arena, setting the stage for a seventh and series-deciding game in Boston on Saturday.Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has referred to games...
No More Big TV Discounts? Samsung and Sony Push to Control Pricing
Samsung and Sony, two of the world's biggest television manufacturers, have begin setting minimum retail prices on their sets.If you were waiting for the next big shopping holiday to get a new TV on the cheap, you may have waited just a little too long.Samsung...
Patrick Fitzgerald, Nemesis of Rod Blagojevich, Steps Down
US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald on Thursday ruled out two options for his next career move, saying he's not wired to run for office and quipping, 'Can you see me as a defense attorney?'Patrick Fitzgerald, the US attorney who became a household name after...
SpaceX's Dragon Craft Is a Star Performer, So Far (+Video)
The Dragon spacecraft passed the underside of the space station and correctly calculated the distance between the two - two tests it cleared with flying colors on Thursday. The craft, owned by SpaceX, is set to dock on Friday.With the relentless flash...
The Bear Necessities
No. 1: When in bear country, don't do what 'Dora the Explorer' does."Dora the Explorer is stupid," my son told me when he was 5. "She runs from bears."My first instinct was to defend her. Dora also rides in cars driven by squirrels, but she is kind,...
Top Picks: Paul Rishell's Old Country Blues, a New Novel on the Tudors, and More
Ronald Reagan offers advice for all bridegrooms, PBS airs the documentary about soldiers on the battlefield and at home, 'Hell and Back Again,' and more top picks.Long Live the QueenThe summer media blitz of all things British gets under way Tuesday,...
Truth like the Sun
Writer Jim Lynch skillfully crafts parallel stories to create a relentless novel.Reviewed by Anna Lundow for The Barnes & Noble ReviewIn Jim Lynch's propulsive new novel, Truth Like the Sun, the crimes are in the past, but the mystery surrounding them...
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