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.”