Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sunset for the Tico Times print edition

I am using this photo of the sunset from the balcony of our Langosta condo to report the sad news that the sun has set on the print edition of the Tico Times after 56 years.

It succumbed to the economic challenges that have faced many newspapers around the world.  More and more people are getting their news on line, and the costs of printing and distributing the traditional newspaper are too much in an era of declining advertising and subscription revenues.  Hopefully, the newspaper will find enough revenue sources from its on-line edition to continue to support its excellent reporting.

The Tico Times is an English language publication.  It has broken many stories over the years and is an excellent way for people like me, who spend time in Costa Rica and love the country, but do not live there all the time, to keep in touch with local and regional news while we are away.  Sadly and shamefully, I do not speak Spanish, so it is a critical news source for me as reading the Spanish language papers on line would not keep me informed, until I finally learn Spanish, as I am committed to do when I retire.

Here is a link to the website for the Tico Times.

This week we are showing photos of the Khmer jungle temples of Cambodia on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week.

9 comments:

JM said...

Brilliant sunset shot! Great job, Dave. WOW!

Kate said...

A long established newspaper folding definitely is a sad sign of the times. Just attended one of a series of Minnesota authors lectures who has decided to "hang it up" because of the expense and difficulty of getting published. Unless one is a national and international author, times are tough in the literary world for writers and publishers alike. I'm still holding fast to print material, but wonder how long that will last for me? I am sorely tempted to turn to electronic media but I'm holding out...need a hard cover, paperback and printed magazine...old habits die hard!! PS. Start your language acquisition NOW...I find it harder and harder to retain the vocabulary and grammar as I am aging. Good to keep deterioration at arm's length, tho!

Sharon said...

Sorry to hear about the newspaper but, must agree that you've chosen a spectacular photo to elaborate your message. What a shot!

glenda said...

Simply spectacular! The condo on the beach yesterday must have such a terrific view!

Judy said...

That is one glorious sunset!

Memphis MOJO said...

Photos don't get any better than this one.

brattcat said...

so sad about the paper but what a gorgeous shot.

Carlos Bentabol said...

very beautiful picture, with the sun centered and framed by palm leaves that give an incomparable beauty ....

Localiza Recursos Sociales en el Municipio de Oviedo said...

Me encanta!!!

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