The object of the Monitor is to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.
~Mary Baker Eddy
The Monitor Daily amplifies and clarifies how we deliver on the Monitor’s purpose, to benefit humanity by reporting what is happening in the world and why – and how this information matters to you.
To achieve this, we will do three things.
We will challenge conventional thinking. As forces from politics to social media try to break us into competing tribes – political, racial, or economic – together we’ll rethink the question “Who is my neighbor?”
We will listen to you, our readers. What issues concern you and your neighbors? What information is useful to you? Inspire us with what inspires you. Together, we can build a community of people who ask more from their news.
We will change how you see news. News must be accurate and trustworthy, but facts alone can miss the bigger story – the story of what touches and connects us, energizes us, impels us to reimagine what can be. We are much better than much of today’s news portrays us to be. The Monitor will have the courage to look into both the best and the worst in us – and not to blame, but to demand better.
“Just because journalism isn’t doing all this doesn’t mean it can’t. Journalism can be a force for good – for inspiration and progress. But only if we make it so. And only if all of us stand together.” ~Mark Sappenfield, Editor
- What is the Monitor Daily?
- Why do I need the Daily?
- How much does it cost?
- Does this mean there are no advertisements in the Monitor?
- Does the Monitor have a print edition?
- I prefer to start my day by reading the news. Can I get the Monitor Daily delivered to my inbox in the morning?
- I want to support Monitor journalism. What should I do?
- I want to give a gift subscription to the Monitor Daily.
- Where can I find the Monitor on social media?
- Can I get a free newsletter on topics I care about most?
- Can I forward the Daily?
- This sounds nice – but what’s the agenda here? How do you think about bias in the news?
- How can I manage my account/update my subscription information?
The Monitor Daily is a subscription digital product arriving in your inbox every weekday and available on CSMonitor.com.
The experience is an ad-free, crisply redesigned presentation of top Monitor stories, plus an editorial and a religious article. The package will include text, audio, video, and graphics. It will give you the choice of a five-minute read on your smartphone, a 12-minute listen as you drive, or deeper dive in your armchair.
Commentary from editors provides important background and context to help show why each story really matters. An audio overview makes listening to your news a daily option.
It arrives in your inbox every weekday evening (U.S. Eastern Time). The same experience is available on CSMonitor.com, exclusively to subscribers of the Monitor Daily and Monitor Weekly.
We – and you – know news is essential. It’s the fuel for a thriving democracy. It protects our rights and our values, and frames our sense of fairness. It takes us to new people and perspectives, and causes us to think about them in new ways.
But what happens if the news becomes something else, if it becomes just a place to vent? What if it doesn’t value our differences but instead plays on them to divide us even more? What happens when news ignores the best of us only to dwell on the worst?
The Monitor believes that journalism doesn’t have to be this way. So we’ve rededicated ourselves to amplifying and clarifying how we deliver on the Monitor’s mission – to benefit humanity by reporting factually on what is happening in the world and why … and to benefit our readers by understanding how this information matters to you.
We will challenge you. As forces from politics to social media try to break us into competing tribes – political, racial, or economic – together we’ll rethink the question “Who is my neighbor?”
We will listen to you. Tell us what matters to you, what issues concern you and your neighbors, and what information is useful in your daily lives. Inspire us with what inspires you. Together, we can build a community of people who ask more from their news.
We will change how you see news. News must be accurate and trustworthy, but facts alone can miss the bigger story – what touches and connects with us, energizes us, impels us to reimagine what can be. We are much better than much of today’s news portrays us to be. We will have the courage to look into both the best and the worst – and not to blame, but to demand better.
Journalism can be a force for good – for inspiration and progress. But only if we all make it so.
The Monitor Daily costs $11 per month or $110 a year. If you are a Monitor Weekly subscriber, you automatically have access to the Monitor Daily content. See our subscriber FAQ page to learn about the features of each of our versions.
For subscribers, there are no advertisements in the Monitor Daily email or on CSMonitor.com. The Monitor Weekly magazine has a few longtime advertisers.
Yes! The digital Monitor Daily has a companion print edition, the Monitor Weekly magazine. More broadly, think of the magazine as the weekend edition of the Monitor Daily. The magazine brings you the Monitor’s trademark intelligence and empathy, deep reporting, and beautiful photography. We at the Monitor see the two offerings as part of an overall Monitor news experience that helps bring clarity to your thinking and inspiration to your heart. And we realize that some of our subscribers want both, which is why we created a bundle that provides the print magazine, the Monitor Daily email, and unlimited, ad-free access to CSMonitor.com.
I prefer to start my day by reading the news. Can I get the Monitor Daily delivered to my inbox in the morning?
Not yet, but that is a feature that we’re considering. In the meantime, you may want to create a folder, so that you can set the Monitor Daily email aside and read it in the morning.
What is an email folder?
It’s a way to sort your emails into your own customized categories that make it easy to find emails with similar themes. For example: the Monitor Daily.
How can I create one?
Every email service provider is different, but it’s usually easy to create a folder to sort emails.
As an example of how to build a folder in Gmail, specifically, follow this link.
The founder of the Monitor, Mary Baker Eddy, wanted her paper to inspire readers to heal and contribute to the progress of the world.
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