Christian Science Monitor

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Christian Science Monitor
&nbsp; <h2>Publication analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication</h4> <strong>Title</strong>: <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em> <strong>ISSN</strong>: 2166-3262[1. <em>The Christian Science Monitor Weekly, </em>Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory, accessed March 23, 2018, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>] <strong>Website</strong>: <a title="The Christian Science Monitor" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a> <strong>Purpose, objective, or mission</strong>: An independent international news organization, the aim of which is to "embrace the human family, shedding light with the conviction that understanding the world's problems and possibilities moves us towards solutions."[2. "About,", accessed September 17, 2016, <a href=""></a>] Though owned by the Christian Science church, the <em>Monitor</em> purports to be secular in its reporting save for one "clearly labeled religious article" published each weekday.[3. "<a href="">About</a>."] <strong>Target audience</strong>: General public. "The Monitor assumes its readers are people who care, who want to care, regardless of their religious or political mindset."[4. "<a href="">About</a>."] <strong>Publisher</strong>: The First Church of Christ, Scientist.[5. "<a href="">About</a>."] <strong>Peer reviewed</strong>? No.[6. "Contributor's guidelines,", accessed September 17, 2016,<a href=""><em></em></a>] <strong>Type</strong>: Civilian publication. <strong>Medium</strong>: Printed and online.[7. "<a href="">About</a>."] <strong>Content</strong>: Independent national and international news, articles, book reviews, op-eds, essays, and letters to the editor.[8. <a href="">"</a><a href="">Contributor's guidelines</a><a href="">"] </a> <strong>About the publication's submission guidelines</strong> <strong>Location of submission guidelines</strong>: <a title="The Christian Science Monitor Submission Guidelines" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a> <strong>Types of contributions accepted</strong>: Independent national and international news; articles concerning current events; book reviews; personal essays via The Home Forum; and articles about the theology and practice of Christian Science.[9. "<a href="">Contributor's guidelines</a>"] <strong>Submission and review process</strong>: Articles are targeted and submitted to specific section editors. Editors attempt to respond to submissions quickly but are often inundated. If your article is time sensitive please call this to the attention of the editor. Each section has their own expectations and restrictions on length, which is detailed in the contributor guidelines. Each section also includes a paragraph giving first time authors the opportunity to craft work more likely to be accepted.[10."<a href="">Contributor's guidelines</a>"] <strong>Editorial tone</strong>: Journalistic to conversational. <strong>Style guide used</strong>: None specified. <h4>Conclusion: Evaluation of publication's potential for LIS authors</h4> Due to the clear contributor guidelines, the volume of freelance work they consume, and the forward approach to covering the world's news, the <em>Monitor</em> is a promising publication to consider when writing about libraries for the general public. They often cover issues of interest to information professionals and concerning information access. Past articles include a report on a library being created in a small village in Vietnam, the limits being placed on library e-books, Google Books, and membership libraries. &nbsp; <h2>Audience analysis</h2> <hr /> <h4>About the publication's readers</h4> <strong>Publication circulation</strong>: 50,000 subscribers.[11. "The Christian Science Monitor,", accessed September 17, 2018, <a href=""></a>] <strong>Audience location and language or cultural considerations</strong>: The majority of readership is located in the US, although content covers international news so some international readership is likely. <strong>Reader characteristics</strong>: "Our readers and users are well-educated, well-traveled, and earn higher than average incomes."[12. "Advertise with us,", accessed September 9, 2018, <a href=""></a> ] <strong>Knowledge of LIS subject matter</strong>: As much as an average person. This would not be a place to discuss the changes in MARC or to use undefined library terms. <h4>Conclusion: Analysis of reader characteristics and their potential impact on authors</h4> The readers of the <em>Monitor</em>, in reviewing the articles of the publication, appear to be educated, open-minded and well-read.This is the same audience that often supports and recognizes the value of libraries, making this a potentially place to promote libraries. <b>Last updated</b>:<b> </b>September 9, 2018 <hr /> <h4>References</h4>

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