Extracts from Reports of Christian Science Committees on Publication


Many more contacts with newspapers have naturally increased the number of items engaging the attention of this Committee and Assistants. This duty is not lessened, but is happified, by the fact that these newspaper items were almost altogether favorable. One letter was written to an editor to correct his wrong practice of reprinting feature items from The Christian Science Monitor without due credit.

Among hundreds of items appearing in the daily and weekly press of this province favorably associating Christian Science and the reading public, about three hundred reprints from the Monitor were noted. Occasionally we still note a single issue of a newspaper containing no less than four items favorably featuring Christian Science, including reprints from the Monitor, a Lesson-Sermon excerpt from the Christian Science Quarterly, and an advertisement of our newspaper inviting a subscription. Surely this denotes favorable impressions of Christian Science touching the thoughts of editors and readers. In the course of this work with newspapers many items are considered as suitable for use in the Christian Science Sentinel. Of those sent from this office a very good proportion were reprinted in the "Signs of the Times" columns of the Sentinel.

Many letters of appreciation are received indicating the high regard in which our Monitor is held by the newspaper fraternity. One editor wrote as follows: "I am a close reader of the Monitor and I think it is the best paper that comes to my desk. It gives a clear-cut picture of all world news events, and its editorial policy is one that spells progress for the nation and the world."

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