Ottawa Sun

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Ottawa Sun
TypeDaily newspaper
Editor-in-chiefMichelle Richardson
Deputy editorKeith Bonnell
Founded1983 as Sunday Herald, 1988 as the Sun
Headquarters1101 Baxter Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K2C 3M4
Circulation45,442 weekdays
36,297 Saturdays
38,456 Sundays (as of 2011)[1]
OCLC number19898585

The Ottawa Sun is a daily newspaper in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is published by Sun Media. It began publication in 1983 as the Ottawa Sunday Herald, until it was acquired by (then) Toronto Sun Publishing Corporation in 1988.[2][3] In April 2015, Sun Media papers were acquired by Postmedia.[4]

A Sunday edition of the newly named Ottawa Sun began publication on September 4, 1988 and a daily publication started on November 7, 1988.[3] As with its sister papers, it has a "Sunshine Girl" feature, although in the past it also contained a "Sunshine Boy" feature.

Past editors include Peter Worthington and Mark Bonokoski. The current editor-in-chief since 2016 is former managing editor of the Montreal Gazette, Michelle Richardson.[5] Its editorials are often considered conservative-leaning.[6]

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  1. ^ "Daily Newspaper Circulation Statement for the 12 Month Period Ended December 2011". Toronto: Canadian Circulations Audit Board. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Sherring, Susan (28 November 2015). "Sunday Herald's founder Marc Charlebois' 'moxie' remembered". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b Sherring, Susan (7 September 2013). "Quarter-century in blink of an eye for the Ottawa Sun". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  4. ^ National Post Staff (6 October 2014). "Postmedia buys Sun Media's English titles for $316-million - including flagship Toronto Sun". National Post. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  5. ^ Crawford, Blair (8 March 2016). "Editor-in-chief appointed to lead merged Citizen/Sun newsroom". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  6. ^ Prentice, Michael (23 July 2017). "Prentice: Enough with the left-wing bias, Ottawa Citizen". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2 March 2019.

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