Newspapers: The Monitor's New Look

In keeping with its subdued editorial policy, the Christian Science Monitor announced a modicum of change last week with a minimum of fanfare. Over coffee and pastry in Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, Editor in Chief Erwin D. Canham and other Monitor executives described the newspaper's new look to assembled newsmen.

The paper's eight-column page has been reduced to five, its 7½-point type enlarged to nine point. Black column rules have been removed, leaving wide swatches of white space. A pair of capsule news columns have been added. "Focus," appearing daily in the left-hand column of the front page, will summarize trends...

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