This episode highlights comments by Mark Sappenfield, Editor of The Christian Science Monitor. He responds to excerpts from a speech by Archibald McLellan, the Monitor’s first editor, given in 1910. McLellan’s talk discussed the publication’s purpose and activities just two years after its founding. Sappenfield explains what aspects of the Monitor are different today, and also how its core principles have endured since it began.
Mark Sappenfield is Editor at The Christian Science Monitor. Prior to taking the position, he was the Monitor’s National News Editor for three years, and Deputy National News Editor for five. In his previous posts he reported from South Asia, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India; the Pentagon; California’s Bay Area; and Boston. He has also covered seven Olympic winter and summer games. Sappenfield began his career at the Monitor in 1996. He received his degree in journalism from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.