By paulgillin | September 18, 2008 - 6:56 am - Posted in Hyper-local

The Christian Science Monitor is turning 100 and looking ahead. The Monitor has been a rock of journalistic quality for many years, flying under the radar of other international media and staying largely free of the troubles that have buffeted the industry (read Alex Beam’s profile). It helps that the paper is heavily subsidized by the church.

The Monitor is kicking off a series of centenntial seminars with an event in Boston on Nov. 6 called The Future of Journalism. We’ll be Twittering it, and you can sign up to listen in via webcast. We’re also working on an interview with EIC John Yemma. What would you like to ask him? Submit your questions as comments.



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  1. September 18, 2008 @ 10:30 am

    When I was a kid, we got the local paper but also the Monitor because it was the best domestic newspaper for international affairs. One problem with citizen journalism is that it tends to be naive and sometime parochial about history and context. At Media Giraffe a couple years ago, newspaper folks told me that most of their new staff were coming out of marcom programs, not journalism programs. I find this terrifying.

    How in this day and age does anyone afford to keep a global crew of savvy, literate, analytical/critical journalists reporting on international affairs?

    Shava Nerad

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