A Media Milestone

Extra, extra: The Christian Science Monitor is abandoning its weekday print edition and fully embracing an online publishing model.

This may not seem like big news to readers here who probably abandoned print newspapers long ago. But the Monitor is the first national newspaper to make such a move. Monitor editor John Yemma says: “We have the luxury — the opportunity — of making a leap that most newspapers will have to make in the next five years.”

The Monitor has always been at the vanguard, putting its text online as early as 1996 and launching a PDF edition in 2001. It was also an early pioneer of RSS feeds. (Source: Wikipedia)

Just a few days ago, The Guardian, another “old” media stalwart, announced that it would make all of its content available via RSS feeds. These are certainly interesting times for the media industry.

By Daniel Tunkelang

High-Class Consultant.