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 Is the death of newspapers the end of good citizenship?
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Gangnam Style, brought to you by the Monitor’s international desk editors.

Gangnam Style, brought to you by the Monitor’s international desk editors.

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Polling: Behind the scenes at Gallup, interviewers and editors try to find out how Americans will vote on election day. With the media’s dependence on public opinion statistics, news consumers must educate themselves about which surveys provide valuable data and why.
READ: Polling: a look inside the machinery of public opinion surveys

Polling: Behind the scenes at Gallup, interviewers and editors try to find out how Americans will vote on election day. With the media’s dependence on public opinion statistics, news consumers must educate themselves about which surveys provide valuable data and why.

READ: Polling: a look inside the machinery of public opinion surveys

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The Chinese government orders ‘entertainment’ programs to be replaced with more uplifting fare - such as a senior citizen Lady Gaga cover band. Does this bode well for the China channel coming to the US?

All we can say is wow.

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And this is how you explain what we do in Mongolian. We were delighted to host a group of 16 Mongolian students and teachers on a trip to The Monitor’s “Page One” conference room so they could learn more about what we do. Editor John Yemma gave them a warm welcome, International Editor Amelia Newcomb, Asia Editor Jenna Fisher and Photographer Ann Hermes also entertained our guests. 

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The Christian Science Monitor, you can depend on it. Jenna Fisher from the world news desk models a vintage news apron donated by a loyal fan.
While the era of paper boys selling the daily print edition has passed, we did learn that the pockets are the perfect size for the E-reader edition.

The Christian Science Monitor, you can depend on it. Jenna Fisher from the world news desk models a vintage news apron donated by a loyal fan.

While the era of paper boys selling the daily print edition has passed, we did learn that the pockets are the perfect size for the E-reader edition.

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From I Love Charts and Good
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"He’s a bridge between generations. Not too many people of Rooney’s age are still in the public eye, and that’s too bad. Many have a lot to offer. Remember when ice came from the iceman? We don’t either, but Rooney does, and he’ll tell you, and maybe the kids will learn something. People today mourn the loss of Oldsmobile and Pontiacs. Rooney’s memory of expired autos includes Hupmobiles. Did you even know there was a Hupmobile company? You do now."

Peter Grier mourns Andy Rooney’s impending retirement, expected to be announced this weekend.

READ: Andy Rooney: why it’s bad he’s retiring


(Source: csmonitor.com)

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We’ve talked with reporters and editors about their experiences of September 11. Some were in the newsroom for ten days straight, some weren’t even in high school. This video captures a few highlights from our conversations.

To see more video responses from our editorial team, plus video reports on the renewal of Ground Zero, go here

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Did Glenn Beck just jump the shark in Israel?

Beck’s dismissal of 200,000 protesters seeking cheaper housing as aligned with terrorists probably won’t broaden his appeal as he seeks to drum up support for his ‘Restoring Courage’ event.

Just as the Fonz’s days were numbered the moment he jumped over a shark-infested pen on his summer trip to Hawaii, Mr. Beck is in danger of alienating a large section of his target audience on his coming vacation.

The 600 or so tickets for the event at Jerusalem’s Davidson Center are sold out, but Beck has been eager to get large numbers of Israelis and foreigners to turn out for a public broadcast. He’s not making that task any easier for himself. While Beck often proclaims his love for Israel and Israelis, a recent broadcast makes it clear that he views a vast swath of the Israeli public with contempt.

Last week on Beck’s online show, he and his cohorts dismissed the hundreds of thousands of protesters who have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities complaining about rising prices, particularly for housing, as “from the far left” and implied they are communists. In a segment dripping with sarcasm, they said the protesters’ demand for higher income taxes on the wealthy was evidence they “hate the rich.”

Hmmm. Read the whole post here.