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 March 19, 2012

Backlash against Kony 2012: Where Are the Voices of Ugandans?
Since the Kony 2012 video about atrocities in Uganda went viral, there has been a backlash and counter-backlash over the campaign by Invisible Children to stop Joseph Kony and his rebels. Lost in the debate: the need to include the voices of Ugandans.No...
Digiboo: Redbox's Next Biggest Rival?
The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company Digiboo has kiosks that let users download movies via flash drive. Could Digiboo usurp Redbox's throne?It's hard to enter a supermarket, pharmacy, or convenience store without seeing a Redbox kiosk. Each one is...
Dina Fesler Opens a Unique School in Afghanistan
Dina Fesler went to Afghanistan to learn how to teach U.S. students about the country. Now she's opened a school there.While growing up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Dina Fesler never aspired to be a teacher, never mind the founder of a school. But...
Drug Testing: Florida Aims to Be First to Test Public Workers
New Florida drug-testing law allows agency heads to randomly test public workers for illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and alcohol. But it exempts the governor and state legislators.Florida, which already tests welfare recipients for drug and alcohol...
Election Poll: 'Cavernous' Gender Gap Gives Boost to Obama
In a Pew national poll, President Obama leads Mitt Romney by 20 points among women voters and leads Rick Santorum by 26 points. Pew president Andrew Kohut spoke about the poll at a Monitor breakfast.Andrew Kohut leads the nonpartisan Pew Research Center...
Fierce Fighting in Damascus Signals Rebels Remain Unbowed
Today's fighting in Damascus and three weekend car bombings suggest a protracted fight between rebels and the Syrian Army, despite recent tactical gains by the regime.Fierce fighting in the Syrian capital of Damascus today as well as three weekend car...
French Confounded by Motivation in Jewish School Shooting, Earlier Killings (+Video)
Police linked today's shooting at a French Jewish school to two earlier shootings, both of ethnic minorities. Some French are drawing comparisons to the 1999 Columbine High School killings.The shooting deaths of three French children and a rabbi at an...
Korean Baseball: Could Scandal Unseat the Country's Most Lucrative Sport?
As Korea's eight baseball teams wind up spring training in the US and Japan, their sport is reeling under a bribery scandal that could threaten baseball's ascent as the national pastime.Professional baseball here is reeling under a bribery scandal that...
Mitt Romney: Can His Wife Save His Campaign?
Mitt Romney has a big gender gap in head-to-head match-ups with Obama. On Sunday, his wife, Ann, spoke out about women's economic concerns at a campaign event in Illinois.Ann Romney has begun to speak out more forcefully to women voters - a sure sign...
NCAA Bracket Busters and the Sweet 16
A historic weekend in the NCAA men's basketball tournament saw more than its share of momentous upsets, shattering both convention and fans' brackets. The 'Sweet 16,' featuring the sixteen remaining teams, begins March 22nd.Are your brackets officially...
Peyton Manning: Why Did He Choose the Denver Broncos? (+Video)
Peyton Manning doubtless has notebooks full of reasons for choosing the Denver Broncos. But a few key factors probably appealed most to Peyton Manning.So, why Denver?After leaving the Indianapolis Colts this month, Peyton Manning literally had his pick...
Readers Write: Religion Isn't Exempt; A Racist, 'Civil' Past; Guns and Domestic Abuse
Letters to the editor for the weekly print issue of March 19, 2012: Supporting Obama's birth-control mandate, one reader says, Religious liberty doesn't give you liberty to impose your views on others. Another asks, Was America's anti-Semitic past really...
Son of Migrant Workers, Now Solar CEO: Don't Put Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels
The US government is considering special tariffs on solar panels that are imported from China. These tariffs could result in higher costs for solar energy components, endangering the vibrant US solar industry and derailing America's progress toward job...
Spring into Summer: Unseasonable Heat Helps Pave Way for Violent Weather
Spring is just beginning, but in many parts of the country it already feels like summer. As a storm moves into especially warm humid air in the center of the country, Texas is under the gun for violent storms.The Spring equinox arrives at 1:14 a.m. EDT...
Stars Create Gaps Devoid of Gas Giants, Study Finds
Computer simulations of young solar systems suggest that gas giants seem to avoid certain orbital regions around stars, a phenomenon caused by intense radiation emanating from young stars.Gas giants, that is, planets like Jupiter and Saturn, tend not...
Supreme Court Refuses Church-State Case Involving Child Sex Abuse by Clergy
US Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up an appeal by a man who says he was abused by a Roman Catholic priest decades ago. He sought to challenge the archdiocese's assertion that the First Amendment shields it from a lawsuit.The US Supreme Court...
Tim Tebow: Where Does He Go Now? Four Teams That Might Fit
Tim Tebow is surely gone now that Peyton Manning has chosen to join the Denver Broncos. The question now is whether any team wants to adapt itself to the Tim Tebow style.Two months ago, fresh from the playoffs, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway...
US High School Graduation Rate Inches Past 75 Percent
The graduation rate rose by 3.5 percent between 2002 and 2009, according to a new report. But 10 states had lower graduation rates in 2009 than in 2002.The United States is slowly making progress on high school graduation rates, according to a report...
US Teacher Killing: How Religiously Open Is Yemen?
Al Qaeda-linked militants say they killed Joel Shrum for proselytizing. The country has seen other attacks on Christians, but also has Catholic sisters working openly.Al Qaeda-linked militants who claimed responsibility for the death of an American teacher...
Video Games and Spiritual Momentum
A Christian Science perspective.Video games have been characterized at times as either mindless time wasters or as fuel for real-world violence. But I think the real story goes deeper than that.I've spent a lot of time playing video games and thinking...
What the Apple Dividend Really Pays Out
The world's most valuable company, Apple, finally shares the wealth with investors. And Goldman Sachs tries to recover from the Greg Smith oped. The world of high finance is finally reckoning with its social purpose.The world's most valuable company,...
Why Illinois Primary Could Finally Give Mitt Romney Momentum
Mitt Romney has been trying to fend off a Rick Santorum charge throughout March. But the Illinois primary Tuesday is a clear 'home game' for Romney.When Mitt Romney was fighting - and losing - "away games" in Southern primaries this month, Illinois always...