The Monitor: hope, agency and dignity
This is the OpEd about the current quality of news, and how a journalist can’t read much of it—with a few exceptions, one being The Christian Science Monitor.
The author writes: “There aren’t many major news outlets systematically creating news for humans yet, but one that I admire (and now subscribe to) is the Christian Science Monitor. Each issue features reporting from around the globe, vivid photos, brutal realities — right alongside hope, agency and dignity. Stories include a brief explainer called “Why we wrote this,” treating readers like respected partners. It’s a kind of low-ego, high-curiosity journalism that I’ve started trying to emulate in my own work.”
Opinion: I stopped reading the news. Is the problem me — or the product?