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Christian Science Monitor editor to step down

Marshall Ingwerson, the editor of the Christian Science Monitor, has announced that he will step down after three years at the paper’s helm.

Ingwerson spent 15 years as managing editor before assuming the lead role in February 2014, after then-editor John Yemma stepped down. Prior to joining the Monitor, Yemma had worked at The Boston Globe for 20 years, where he last served as deputy managing editor/multimedia.

Ingwerson has worked as a correspondent for the Monitor in Moscow, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington D.C., covering the White House.

A replacement for Ingwerson has not been announced. He said he will stay on until the board of directors names a new editor in the coming months.


He is leaving for a job as chief executive of The Principia, the educational institution that runs Principia College in Illinois, his alma mater, and Principia School, a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school in Missouri.

“Fascinating and important conversations are happening [at The Principia] about teaching and learning as well as the larger questions of how to live and help heal the world,” Ingwerson said in a letter the Monitor released Thursday.

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