Keith Collins previews his new book about the Monitor
The Christian Science Monitor has a fascinating history – and it’s been over 50 years since its history was recorded. Author Keith S. Collins, a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism as well as Columbia Business School, now living in Geneva, Switzerland, said he was compelled to write its history to make sense of the Monitor for himself — and to help illuminate its unique brand of journalism for people who know nothing about Christian Science.
After serving as editor of the Monitor’s daily religious article in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Collins says he was struck by the deeply religious mission of the newspaper. It’s not that the Monitor reports the news with a denominational agenda, says Collins, but that Mary Baker Eddy’s purpose for the paper, like everything she did, had a powerful spiritual impetus.
In this ten-minute video interview, Collins talks about his just-published book, The Christian Science Monitor: Its History, Mission, and People and how editors, writers and cartoonists from 1908 to the present day have grappled with the Monitor’s high expectations and standards and striven to put them into practice in a media climate rife with commercialism.
To learn more about Collins’ book or to order or download a copy, visit: www.MonitorHistory.com. This book was published by Nebadoon Press.Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Follow responses with the RSS feed
Topics: Mary Baker Eddy