For more than a century, The Christian Science Monitor has represented a different kind of journalism: one that not only informs but also encourages, comforts, and even inspires. From its founding in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy, through seven Pulitzer Prizes and two near collapses, to its conversion to a Web-based daily in 2009, the Monitor has been both highly praised and disdainfully dismissed.
Incorporating extensive research and interviews with current and former Monitor journalists, Monitor executives, and church officials, The Christian Science Monitor: Its History, Mission, and People illuminates not just how the paper operates but how its people think. It explores what makes the Monitor unique, what makes it frustrating at times, and why, in the end, the Monitor is needed in the world of journalism.
By Keith S. Collins, former editor of the Christian Science Perspective column in The Christian Science Monitor.
Paperback. 352 pages.