I am sure you will enjoy reading the following significant message from The Christian Science Monitor.
Clerk of The Mother Church
Dear Fellow Member,
On May 8, The Christian Science Monitor’s journey will take a new turn.
In recent months, we at the Monitor have rededicated ourselves to amplifying and clarifying how we deliver on the Monitor’s mission—and to better serving readers who care deeply about the Monitor’s role in their lives and the world.
Seismic changes in media, politics, and society have confirmed the need Mary Baker Eddy saw for spiritual thinkers to be engaged in essential issues of the day.
So, we’re pleased to announce the arrival of a new daily digital product—MonitorDaily. It builds on more than a century of compassionate, clear-eyed reporting that lays aside the chaff of sensationalism and supports progress for the world.
Available through affordable subscription and arriving via email, MonitorDaily will replace the Daily News Briefing—and be complemented by the weekly print edition.
The experience will be an ad-free, crisply redesigned presentation of five Monitor stories, plus an editorial and a religious article. The package will include text, video, and graphics. It will give you the choice of a five-minute read on your smartphone or a 50-minute deep dive in your armchair.
Commentary from editors will provide important background and context to help show why each story really matters.
An audio overview will make listening to your news a daily option.
But the journalism will be about much more than just keeping you up to date.
We will challenge conventional thinking. As forces from politics to social media try to break us into competing tribes—political, racial, or economic—together we’ll rethink the question, “Who is my neighbor?”
We will listen to you. We need you to hold us accountable—to keep us honest and grounded. To inspire us with what inspires you. Together, we can build a community of people who ask more from news.
We will change how you see news. News must be accurate and trustworthy, but facts alone can miss the whole story—the story of us. We are much better than much of today’s news portrays us to be. We will have the courage to look into both the best and the worst in us—and not to blame, but to demand better.
Just because journalism isn’t doing all this doesn’t mean it can’t. Journalism can be a force for good—for inspiration and progress. But only if we make it so. And only if all of us stand together.
We invite you to learn more in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdIvUIGoEl0
Mark Sappenfield, Editor