Christian Science Monitor Going Web-Only
CSM is shifting to an online-only format in the Spring:
We recently announced, as covered in today’s paper, that in April 2009 the daily print edition of The Christian Science Monitor will shift to a 24/7 daily Web publication. This will be combined with the launch of an attractive new weekly print publication that looks behind the headlines and helps readers understand global issues. Also we will launch a new daily e-news edition, delivered by e-mail.
Truly remarkable and smart. This will place CSM ahead of the curve, as I think all newspapers — with the notable exception of those aimed at public transport commuters — will go this way eventually. The cost of printing and distributing a large daily don’t add up in an age where people demand instant information.
Indeed, I found out about this the new fashioned way: I saw it in my RSS feed. I subscribe to several of CSM’s sections, despite not having a hard copy of the paper in my hands in perhaps twenty years.