Christian Science Monitor Drops Print EditionOct 28th, 2008 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: General
The Christian Science Monitor today announced plans to discontinue its daily print edition in favor of a largely online “multiplatform strategy”.Â Plans include production of a daily e-mail version, a continually-updated online edition, and a weekly print edition.Â All three editions will be created and maintained by a single staff.
Editor in Chief Mary Trammel stated that “The method of delivery and format are secondary” to the newspaper’s long-standing journalistic mission, that it should “injure no man, but bless all mankind.”
The Monitor is the first nationally-circulated (print) newspaper to make the transition from a daily format to an online publication.
The paper was founded 100 years ago (next month) by Christian Science church founder Mary Baker Eddy. With circulation trending downward for the past four decades, the Monitor has required a subsidy from the church “for most of its history.”