The first anniversary issue

Originally published in the November 24, 1909 issue of The Christian Science Monitor

When The Christian Science Monitor was established, it was in full belief that the world had need of such a newspaper. In the twelve months that have elapsed since the first issue that belief has been abundantly justified, additional proof coming to hand, it is not too much to say, each day of its career. Although but a year old, it has shown palpably to the newspaper reading as well as the newspaper making public that a success can be made of a journal conducted along the lines laid down by the management of the Monitor. Many times has the question been asked, why this paper is so widely read, and many will be interested in the story of its building.

Starting as it did November 25, 1908, a newspaper of but eight pages, it achieves with the publication of today’s issue the by no means inconsiderable journalistic feat of getting out a 96-page paper. As the culmination of a year of effort it offers a newspaper lacking but four pages of being a 100-page edition, and its circulation for today approximates a quarter of a million copies. To-day six tons of copies are being shipped to England for distribution to its clientele in the United Kingdom and the European and Levantine countries, twenty-one tons are being sent into Canada, and the entire output of its presses under today’s date, going to all portions of the globe, totals 150 tons.

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