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The Christian Science Monitor

  • City: Boston
  • Language: English
  • Circulation: 67,700 (magazine)
The Christian Science Monitor

Founded in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is the oldest national daily newspaper in the United States. Despite its title the Monitor is a general newspaper, not a religiously themed publication. Known for avoiding sensationalism and producing a "distinctive brand of nonhysterical journalism", the newspaper is noted for its strong foreign coverage produced by a wide range of Monitor correspondents rather than wire services. Monitor journalists have won seven Pulitzer prizes. Since the 1960s the Monitor has struggled to profit and, in 2009, dropped its daily print edition in favour of a seven-day online operation and a weekly newsmagazine. Always a difficult proposition, no other daily national newspaper existed in the United States until the launch of USA Today in 1982. The Monitor's "web first" strategy has seen circulation soar from the last print edition's 67,703 to 13 million pageviews a month.

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Updated: 18 January 2017