TO OUR READERS:
Today our readers will note some changes in the Monitor masthead. Richard Nenneman, who has served the Monitor with distinction as managing editor for the past three years, is moving to the manager's office to become assistant manager and director of publishing. In his new position he will help direct the widening activities of the Christian Science Publishing Society, particularly in radio and television.
In his place, news editor David Anable has been appointed managing editor -- news, while feature editor Robert Nelson becomes managing editor -- features.
David Anable, who was the Monitor's international editor for seven years, became news editor last April, responsible for all the paper's news operations. He joined the paper 20 years ago as a foreign correspondent in his native Britain, serving thereafter in a variety of assignments, including United Nations correspondent and New York bureau chief.
Robert Nelson joined the Monitor in 1954 and has served as Chicago bureau chief, London correspondent, and twice as the paper's national news editor. He was named feature editor last spring. In 1960 he won the Sigma Delta Chi Reporting Award and in 1969 was a Nieman fellow at Harvard University.
As Monitor veterans with wide experience in national and international news, Anable and Nelson will act as a team in directing the paper's daily operations.
Our readers soon will note a familiar byline appearing from South Africa. Ned Temko, who was the Monitor's correspondent in the Middle East until he took a leave of absence last year to write a biography of Menachem Begin, is becoming southern Africa correspondent, based in Johannesburg. Mr. Temko also served as Monitor correspondent in Moscow from 1981 to 1983.
Following the departure of James Nelson Goodsell from our South America beat to become host of daily MonitoRadio, The Christian Science Monitor's public radio program, we are announcing that Clara Germani is the new South America correspondent. Ms. Germani has changed her home base from San Francisco to Miami and will work in tandem with our other Latin America correspondent, Dennis Volman (based in Mexico City). Also operating out of the new Miami bureau will be Marshall Ingwerson, formerly in Los Ange les but now covering Florida and the southeastern United States.
Meanwhile, the Monitor is increasing its staff writers in California from two to three. Cheryl Sullivan comes to San Francisco from the New England bureau; Scott Armstrong, former Boston science writer, is the new Los Angeles news writer; and feature writer Dan Wood is also moving from Boston to the Los Angeles bureau.
With publication of former cartoonist Brian Barling's ``Gone Fishing'' cartoon in September, we announced that Mr. Barling was moving on to other cartoon challenges. In early October Jeff Danziger became Monitor editorial cartoonist. Not only his lively cartoons but his other artwork has been appearing on various Monitor pages since October. Mr. Danziger has drawn cartoons for a number of publications including the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and the Rutland (Vt.) Herald. We welcome him to the Monitor.