On Thursday we’ll have the privilege to visit with John Yemma, editor of the Christian Science Monitor, a century-old news organization based in Boston that specializes in international news. Under the leadership of Mr. Yemma, who rejoined the Monitor in 2008 after 20 years at The Boston Globe, the Monitor has transformed itself from a daily print newspaper to a “Web-first” digital newsroom with a weekly print edition. To prepare for his visit, we’re going to read about Mr. Yemma’s “Web-first” experiment and discuss it in class on Tuesday. For Tuesday’s class, read this Nieman Journalism Lab summary, “Chasing pageviews with values: How the Christian Science Monitor has adjusted to a web-first, SEO’d world” and also the full paper by journalism scholars Jonathan Groves and Carrie Brown-Smith. By 11:59 p.m. Monday, post a reaction (5 points) of 150 to 200 words as a comment to this post, answering one of the two following questions: 1) Do you consider the Christian Science Monitor’s recent transformation to be a success or tragedy for journalism? or 2) How does the Monitor’s transformation compare to the revolutions under way at the New York Times and Washington Post?