OBJ gets social with new coverage

Caroline Phillips
OBJ columnisty Caroline Phillips

The year 2017 will be long be remembered in Ottawa for its sesquicentennial celebrations, chock full of memorable events.

To help readers stay on top of these and other high-profile happenings, OBJ is launching multimedia coverage of the social scene with a veteran columnist.

A dedicated section in the OBJ newspaper and website features dedicated coverage of the galas, fundraisers, soirees and other social events taking place around the city.

That coverage – which already includes photo slideshows, short videos and articles – will be further expanded next month when a new web destination, OBJ.social, debuts on April 3. An e-mail newsletter will begin on April 17.

The coverage will be spearheaded by longtime social columnist Caroline Phillips, who worked at the Ottawa Citizen for more than a decade.

“I am so grateful to have a job where I get to share with the broader community some of the truly great things happening in Ottawa,” she says. “Joining a locally based publication like OBJ struck me as a seamless move.”

“It’s an absolute thrill for OBJ to launch this type of social scene coverage,” says publisher Michael Curran. “This is going to be a fantastic addition to our editorial offering.”

Coverage is made possible thanks to a group of patrons assembled to finance the project, including EY, Andaz Hotel, Mark Motors of Ottawa, the National Arts Centre and Soloway Wright LLP.