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A Century–Young News Mission

From the November 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Start it at once. The Cause demands it. I have nothing to add—those in charge must do it themselves. A century after Mary Baker Eddy gave those orders, today's editors and writers still feel the urgency of mission that launched The Christian Science Monitor. They're moved by the same care for the human family's understanding of events that inspired the enterprise's first responders. And these journalists monitor a world more complex, fluid, and media–diverse than their predecessors could have imagined in 1908. For a window on the thoughts and experiences of those who produce today's Monitor, Journal Senior Writer turned to International News Editor National News Editor Washington Correspondent and Op–Ed Editor They exchanged their Q&A's by e–mail.

What originally drew you to work for the Monitor?

David Clark Scott: Growing up, the Monitor had been around the house. But I took it for granted. It wasn't until I went to college and started to study journalism that I learned it was considered one of the finest newspapers in the US and the world.

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