Where the Monitor Is Going, Others Will Follow

December 2008
Nieman Reports;Winter2008, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p7
The article examines the decision by "The Christian Science Monitor" newspaper to become an almost exclusively online journalism project. The newspaper will cease publishing a print edition on weekdays, providing all daily reporting, commentary, and analysis on its Web site beginning in April, 2009. Editor John Yemma notes that the "Monitor's" Web site has traditionally been a pioneer among newspaper sites, being the first to provide audio material and among the first to have reporters who worked exclusively for the site. It is forecast that other newspaper publishers will eventually follow the Internet-based business model of the "Monitor."


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