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Pandemic causes layoffs at ‘La Nación’ newspaper

The Costa Rican newspaper blamed the economic crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic for creating financial struggles. 

Al Jazeera America news channel to close up shop

Al Jazeera America, the low-rated cable news network that sought to take on Fox News and CNN, will shut down operations at the end of April, less than three years after going on the air, the network told its staff Wednesday in a surprise move.

Police arrest four suspects in assault on Costa Rican journalist

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) agents on Friday morning arrested four suspects in an investigation for the attack of Channel 7 Telenoticias journalist Álvaro Sánchez last July.

National Geographic fans worry about partnership with climate change skeptic Rupert Murdoch

Executives at Fox and National Geographic underscored that the new partnership — which will be governed by a board with an equal number of representatives from each organization — would not affect the magazine's standards of reporting.

Comcast’s NBCUniversal invests $200 million in BuzzFeed

The investment gives NBCUniversal a chance to learn from a website that is popular among younger audiences who are increasingly forgoing traditional television, causing ratings and advertising revenues to fall.

News Milestone: The New York Times tops 1 million digital subscribers

The prestigious U.S. daily, which is seeking to manage a transition to digital, said it hit the milestone for digital-only subscriptions on July 30, some four-and-a-half years after launching its pay model.

Costa Rican journalist attacked, injured by mob at crime scene

Telenoticias reporter Álvaro Sánchez was attacked by a mob while covering a news story on Monday night in Desamparados, south of Costa Rica's capital. He suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Rescued Costa Rican monkeys star in IKEA commercial

Howler, capuchin and spider monkeys are making an international media splash as the stars of a new IKEA commercial filmed at the Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean coast.

NBC permanently replaces disgraced star news anchor Brian Williams

NEW YORK – NBC on Thursday announced a permanent replacement for disgraced star news anchor Brian Williams and shifted him to sister cable network MSNBC over his embellishment of an Iraq war story.

Grupo Nación begins charging for online content

The daily La Nación and the weekly El Financiero on Tuesday began charging a monthly readership membership of ₡3,000 ($5.50).
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