Tuesday, 8 April 2008

OttSun countdown

The Ottawa Sun has launched a five-month countdown to its 20th anniversary on Sept. 4.

"We plan to celebrate right up to our anniversary date, beginning today with a 20th anniversary slash affixed to our front page," Rick Gibbons says in today's Ottawa Sun.

"In the course of the next few months, we'll highlight some of this newspaper's many achievements, including some memorable front pages. We'll even plan a party or two to mark two decades in Ottawa."

Gibbons also updates Ottawa Sun readers on the refurbishing of its printing press, abandoned with the questionable move to a new Quebecor printing plant in Mirabel in 2006.

"In the past few months, we've been busy refurbishing and re-opening the Ottawa Sun's printing press so that Ottawa's best tabloid is again printed in Canada's best city," he writes.

Gibbons also says the Ottawa Sun wants reader input and next Tuesday "a senior manager" will be taking calls from readers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A 20th anniversary, a return to Ottawa presses, an open line for reader feedback. Positive news in 2008, in contrast to the downturn in staff numbers and morale in previous years.

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