Thursday, October 4, 2012

Costa Rica: The Tico Times Shifts to On-Line Presence


for the benefit of our readers who travel or live in Costa Rica, the last print edition of The Tico Times was September 28, influenced dramatically by rising debt.

Since then, the award-winning weekly Tico Times, influenced by a competitive 24-hour news cycle, can be found daily at http://www.ticotimes.net.

COMMENT: The English-language Tico Times first went to press in San José in 1956 and has been the mainstay of the expat community ever since.
In 1995, The Tico Times received the Grand Prize for Press Freedom from the Inter-American Press Association. 

Veterans at the paper recall how Guido Fernández, the longtime publisher of Costa Rica’s leading Spanish-language daily, La Nación, always credited The Tico Times with teaching the Costa Rican press investigative reporting. 
The paper also was widely read by English-speaking Costa Ricans who appreciated having an alternative viewpoint to news from the Costa Rican press.