An interesting website devoted exclusively to world news was launched earlier this year. Founded by Charles Sennott and Philip Balboni, two veteran Boston journalists, the mission of the GlobalPost “is to provide Americans, and all English-language readers around the world, with a depth, breadth and quality of original international reporting that has been steadily diminished in too many American newspapers and television networks.”
News stories and feature articles are written by 65 correspondents in 45 countries who offer an in-depth, “on the ground” perspective on global issues. Recent posts on the site have included coverage of the coup in Honduras, an article on rising seas in the Netherlands, and a piece on the “ghost schools” of Pakistan.
Reflecting the sea change currently occurring in American journalism, the Christian Science Monitor has ceased publication as a daily newspaper and has “reinvented” itself as a weekly magazine. We have just received the first issues of this magazine and find it a very attractive and appealing publication.
In each issue, there is an in-depth cover story on a global event or emerging trend (e.g., “Ten Ways the New Economy Will Look Different”), as well as a review of world and U. S. news. There is also a new column called “Dispatches” with local news stories from Monitor correspondents around the world. In addition, there are 4 weekly features—Money, Innovation, Environment, and Culture—and an end-of-issue piece that highlights a person making a difference in today’s world.
You can find this new publication on the magazine shelves in the Kaplanoff Periodicals Room.