MinnPost’s mission is to serve people who care about Minnesota by providing them a thoughtful approach to news. We have focused therefore mainly on news about Minnesota and Minnesotans.
But even before we started publishing in November, 2007, many prospective readers urged us not to be provincial — to make sure MinnPost reflected the interest Minnesotans have in the world beyond the state’s borders. So we have encouraged our local writers to occasionally cover stories of national and international scope, and we have been running a couple of articles a day from GlobalPost, another startup enterprise that has correspondents around the globe.
Today, MinnPost expands its reach by adding a selection of stories from The Christian Science Monitor. The Monitor has an approach to journalism much like ours: give professional journalists the opportunity to dig in on issues that matter, and to go beyond the surface news with penetrating analysis and high-quality story-telling.
For a century, the Monitor published a printed newspaper each weekday, recognized around the world for its quality. But recently, it converted to an online daily, with a printed version once a week.
The Monitor has won hundreds of journalism honors including seven Pulitzer Prizes and more than a dozen Overseas Press Club Awards. With eight foreign bureaus and eight more in the United States — as well as the resources and expertise of dozens of additional journalists worldwide — the Boston-based Monitor provides a comprehensive overview of international and national news and events.
The Monitor News Service is making available to us more than two dozen new stories a day. Each weekday, MinnPost editors will select some of those stories, and continue to select some from Global Post. We will present a National and World News section of about eight stories, with the headlines appearing in the center section of our home page, and again in our daily email newsletter (sign up here; it’s free).
If you’re struggling to find enough time each day for news, this will be a great, quick way to keep up with what’s happening around the world. And for you voracious consumers of national and world news, we’re aiming to give you a great supplement to your diet.