November 20, 2017

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Christian Science Monitor to Publish Online Only

Christian Science Monitor to Publish Online Only

A long-running national newspaper will abandon newsprint in favor of pixels. The Christian Science Monitor will be abandoning a product that has produced the majority of its revenue. The New York Times reports that “Subscriptions account for about $9 million of The Monitor’s revenue, while print advertising makes up less than $1 million.”

The Monitor will continue to produce a print product, though it will be in a different format and frequency:

The paper is currently published Monday through Friday, and will move to online only in April, although it will also introduce a Sunday magazine. John Yemma, The Monitor’s editor, said that moving to the Web only will mean it can keep its eight foreign bureaus open while still lowering costs. “We have the luxury — the opportunity — of making a leap that most newspapers will have to make in the next five years,” Mr. Yemma said.

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