Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication

On at least three occasions during the past year newspapermen have communicated with this office asking for information and pictures of our different institutions. On two occasions this Committee has been asked by the Star to contribute articles about our movement. Both articles, one of which was about eight hundred words long, were prominently printed.

A certain editor who, it is understood, had never opened his columns to any matter on Christian Science was approached. He seemed most disinterested in his attitude but kindly accepted two or three Monitors, which he promised to look at later. Two weeks after this his attitude completely changed. In commending the Monitor and its editorials the editor asked if he might be allowed to subscribe to this paper. Within a few weeks he not only had opened up his columns to news of our organization, but had accepted our Lesson-Sermon excerpts for regular weekly publication. Since this has taken place there has also been much more Christian Science activity in the town in which the paper is mainly circulated. Editors in many towns avail themselves of a plan offered by The Christian Science Publishing Society whereby they receive a year's subscription to the Monitor in exchange for which they advertise in the Monitor. This plan applies only to those districts in which there is no branch of The Mother Church.

One well-known editor said, "I consider The Christian Science Monitor to be the finest newspaper in the world, and I make a point of reading it every week." An editor and proprietor of two newspapers said, "I consider that the Monitor is a miracle of modern journalism."

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Awakening to the Goodness of God
August 31, 1935

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