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 April 4, 2013

African Warlord Joseph Kony Catches a Break
As the State Department announced this week a $5 million reward for the capture of Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony and two of his top lieutenants, the on-the-ground hunt for the fugitive warlord took a step back with the suspension of the search.The...
Alabama Joins Flood of States Restricting Abortion. What's Behind This?
Alabama has joined North Dakota and Arkansas in taking steps to enact tough new restrictions on abortion.The Alabama bill, passed by the state Legislature late Tuesday, includes a requirement that an abortion provider have admitting rights at a local...
American Idol Ready to Rock Another Contestant off the Show
American Idol got loud on Wednesday night. As the final seven contestants took on rock 'n roll music (Devin Velez should be thankful he went home when he did) the band and guest guitarist did their best to imbue the night with the loud and pulsating...
American Idol: What Really Goes on Behind the Scenes?
Stepping behind the scenes at American Idol, while a totally altruistic endeavor - as Mariah Carey might say, "I did it for my fans, darlings" - was also a long time coming.Phillip Phillips had just stepped onto the scene (and into my heart) early in...
Atlanta Cheating Scandal and Lance Armstrong: How to Avoid 'Ethical Slip'
The nation is reeling from news that 35 teachers, principals, and other education leaders in Atlanta have been charged with being part of a cheating ring - altering and fabricating test sheets and inflating test scores. The alleged architect of the ring...
Beijing Is Booming, but Talent Is Leaving Due to Bad Air
Some days it is so thick that you can scarcely see across the street. Other days its acrid smell catches at the back of your throat. More than one day in two in recent months, it has been officially unsafe to go outside without a face mask.Three months...
Can the EU Stop Hungary's Controversial Constitutional Amendments?
Amid growing concerns that the Hungarian government has taken steps to centralize power and weaken democratic principles in the country, a growing movement in the European Union is considering what should be done to keep Hungary in line.On Monday, the...
Desmond Tutu Wins Templeton Prize for 'Affirming Life's Spiritual Dimension'
On April 16 1996, South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) chair Desmond Tutu sat listening as activist Sinqokwana Ernest Malgas described the torture he had been subjected to by the apartheid police force.A 30-year veteran of the freedom...
End of 'Illegal' Immigrants? AP Change Mirrors Public Shift, Some Say
The move by the Associated Press this week to drop the term "illegal immigrant" from its influential stylebook has caused a ruckus in the debate over immigration in the US.Advocates who have long pushed for a change in labels have praised the decision....
Facebook 'Home' as Metaphor for an Innovative Economy
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and President Obama have two things in common:1. They each hope to revive growth in their respective enterprises - a giant tech firm of 680 million users, and a national economy of 310 million people.2. They each look...
Face-Sized Tarantula Lives in Trees in Sri Lanka
Wired reports on what may be a new species of tarantula in Northern Sri Lanka, and it's unlikely to be appearing on the island nation's tourism materials any time soon.Writer Nadia Drake describes the tree-dwelling Poecilotheria rajaei as "about the...
In Lieu of a Facebook Phone, a New Facebook 'Home'
For months, the tech press has frothed over the possibility of a Facebook phone. But the long-awaited Facebook press event Thursday did not yield a specially-branded handset.Instead, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used the occasion to introduce "Home"...
In Syria, the Only Way out Is a Political Deal
The uprising in Syria started as a peaceful protest two years ago, but the longer the conflict continues in its violent form, the more intractable it becomes. Indeed, no matter how much the warring sides may struggle for a battlefield win, using force...
Internet-Based Attacks Hit Emergency Call Centers. What's the Damage?
Hundreds of emergency call centers nationwide have been hit with Internet-based phone-blocking attacks, part of a criminal extortion scheme that aims to clog the centers used to dispatch emergency services, according to federal law-enforcement authorities...
Is Facebook Smartphone Just a New Way to Collect Data about You?
Using Facebook on your phone? Soon, the company will make it much easier, but, some say, at a steep cost to your privacy.That's the tradeoff as the social media giant announces on Thursday that it is launching a branded smartphone that will reportedly...
More Viewers 'Binge' on Episodes
Let's face it; turning off the TV has always been a challenge. It can be far too easy to watch endless reruns of "Seinfeld," or episode after episode of "House Hunters" into the wee hours of the morning.Now, with DVRs and online providers like Hulu Plus...
Palestinian Prisoner Deaths Cause a Spark, but Unlikely to Start a Blaze
The death of a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli custody this week has sparked the worst violence between Israel and Gaza since a November cease-fire, but it appears unlikely to seriously undermine the relative calm that has prevailed the past four months....
PC Sales Set to Plummet as Tablet Sales Take Over: Report
Sales of traditional PCs are slipping and will likely continue to slip as consumers turn to tablets such as the iPad and Nexus 7.That's the upshot of a new Gartner report released today, which predicts that sales of notebooks and desktops - old-fashioned computing...
Rutgers Basketball Coach Mike Rice and the Evolution of 'Tough Love'
Calls continued to mount Thursday for the athletic director and even the president of Rutgers University in New Jersey to be fired for not taking tough measures sooner against men's basketball coach Mike Rice, who was fired Wednesday for his violent...
Support for Legal Marijuana May Have Reached Tipping Point, Poll Finds
For the first time, a major US poll has found that a majority of Americans support legalization of marijuana.The Pew Research Center announced Thursday that 52 percent of Americans say that marijuana use should be made legal, versus 45 percent who say...
Vegan Flips Out: Should Restaurants Offer Discounts for Dietary Restrictions?
Jack Litsky, a vegan from Marlboro, N.J., made headlines when he pushed hard for a discount at Monticello restaurant in Red Bank in February.Did he push too hard - or not hard enough?Mr. Litsky, who often brings his own pasta when he dines out had developed...
Waiting on God
As a waitress at an inn in a resort town years ago, I would stand poised at the guests' table, pencil and pad in hand. I was not idly passing time. I was preparing to be of service by "waiting on" the guests. When they were ready to order, I would record...
What Should Readers Look for in New Hillary Clinton Memoir?
Now we know what Hillary Rodham Clinton is really going to be doing while she decides over the next year or so whether to run for president in 2016: She'll be writing a book, and she'll lend her name and support to women's and girls' issues.No one took...
What Would a Korean War Cost? Gauging the Economic Turmoil
Korea-based Samsung is one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. LG, another large Korean electronics firm, is an important manufacturer of appliances and electronics. And the Korean Steel Industry produces more than 4 percent of...
When Did 'Sex' Become 'Gender'?
It's interesting how browsing the Web has come to duplicate - I don't quite want to say "replace" - the random-access aspect of foraging through a newspaper.And so it was, dear reader, as I was trying to catch up on Web coverage of the US president's...
Why North Korea's US Attack Plans Are Nutty
North Korea is continuing to rattle its weaponry as loud as it can. In its latest action, the Pyongyang regime appears to have moved a long-range missile to its east coast while threatening to hit US forces with "smaller, lighter, and diversified nuclear...
World Powers Expect Iran to Be Ready for Progress at Next Nuclear Talks
Iran nuclear talks resume tomorrow in Kazakhstan, with six world powers expecting Iran to "engage seriously" over a February proposal to curb its nuclear work, according to a senior US official. "There has been a very positive line out of Tehran on the...
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