If you’ve been a Monitor reader for a while, you are probably aware that spinning through the heart of this organization is the pursuit of stories that find hope and humanity even in seemingly hopeless places – such as war-torn Syria where Dominique Soguel has found ways to penetrate the violence to discover people who possess boundless resilience and strength of spirit.
Easier to read, more space for photos, and a clean, contemporary design – the refreshed Monitor Weekly begins with the combined April 22 & 29 issue. We take an inside look with three of its designers.
Being the New York staff writer for any news organization could be an overwhelming job. With a population and an economy larger than many of the nations the Monitor covers, New York City is at the intersection of some of the biggest stories on the planet, from finance to culture to criminal justice. Throw a dart somewhere and you’ll hit a story target that will interest an editor and a reader somewhere. Which is why many of the big picture issues Harry Bruinius covers from his New York perch for the Monitor – morality, justice, and forgiveness – are so compelling. And why they universally connect with our readers. One in a series of monthly profiles of Monitor journalists.
What happens when a journalist returns to her childhood school district to find the great racial strides of the 1970’s unraveling? Ask the Monitor’s Stacy Teicher Khadaroo. Stacy recounts her experience documenting the reversal of racial balance in Buffalo, New York in her recent cover story My hometown schools are segregated again. I went back to see why.
Monitor writer Ryan Brown shares the story-behind-a-story of the "Unlikely Marathoner," a woman whose courage and generosity help the back of the pack finish South Africa's famous 56-mile Comrades Marathon. One in a series of monthly profiles of Monitor journalists and their most notable stories.
Seventy million people have been displaced by political violence, war, and persecution, emptying their savings and risking their lives to reach new lands. The Monitor told some of their stories in our series On the Move: the faces, places, and politics of migration, with 10 journalists covering more than a dozen countries.
An interview with the MIT Astrophysicist and novelist at this year's Boston Book Festival, including excerpts and a link to the full interview.
As a subscriber you’ve probably seen plenty of our Moscow Bureau Chief Fred Weir’s stories probing the geopolitical storms swirling out of Moscow. But we were all recently reminded how Fred’s 30-plus years of living in Russia have blessed him with a curiosity that can take you beyond the news cycle and into everyday Russia. One in a series of monthly profiles of Monitor journalists.
In an age of tariffs, tweets, and sanctions, where’s the best place to observe the shifting sands of geopolitics? For the Monitor’s Sara Miller Llana, it’s Canada. “People are telling me on both sides of the Atlantic ‘we are in strange times,’ and Toronto is the perfect place from which to plumb that sentiment,” Sara says. One in a series of monthly profiles of Monitor journalists.
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