Birth of The Nica Times, (in the words of its proud Papa)

May 19, 2006

The history of print journalism is divided into two categories: The Nica Times; and everything else before and after.

In 2005, The Tico Times, a youthful 49 years old, gave birth – with the alleged help of fertility pills – to a healthy four-page baby boy, and the media gods smiled and said: we shall name it “The Nica Times” (name translated from the original Aramaic).

A weekly supplement to The Tico Times, The Nica Times is based in the colonial city of Granada and covers Nicaraguan politics, tourism, business, environment and human-interest stories.

Despite its modest beginnings, the NT quickly made a name for itself as the go-to English-language news source in the land of lakes and volcanoes, increasing its newsstand sales by more than 300% in the first year alone. The paper is now sold in more than two dozen points of sale around the country, and growing.

The paper too is about to outgrow its baby clothes, and plans to increase in the not-too-distant future.

 

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