What makes The Christian Science Monitor's reporting unique?

John Yemma, Editor, and Marshall Ingwerson, Managing Editor

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When Mary Baker Eddy founded The Christian Science Monitor, which is celebrating its 100th year in 2008, she gave it the purpose “to injure no man, but to bless all mankind” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353). In this chat, John Yemma and Marshall Ingwerson talk about how that mandate is put into practice amid the rough and tumble world of daily journalism, including times when the press as a whole is taking a sensationalist approach to a topic. Answering questions from site visitors, they describe the kind of thinking that goes into determining how news stories and editorials are written and researched, the future of journalism in general, and some of the approaches the newspaper is taking in response. They also speak to criticisms about editorial bias and comments on how to choose photographs that honestly tell the story without focusing on the destruction and despair.

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