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academic   |  February 9, 2024

CBC’s Juanita Taylor in conversation with Prof. Ballantyne

Award-winning CBC News: The National senior reporter discusses the unique challenges of reporting in the north and Indigenous representation in journalism

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academic   |  November 22, 2023

Leave The World Behind

An academic review of the 2023 film, Leave the World Behind, directed by Sam Essig

“Six issues facing journalists today” (Photo: Adobe Firefly, generated by AI)
academic   |  September 8, 2023

Six big challenges facing journalism today

From combating fake news to promoting diversity, here are six key issues that are shaping the future of media

Figure 1: A screen capture of Ghada Alsharif’s article on the ‘Toronto Star’ website (Ballantyne, 2023)
academic   |  July 17, 2023

Toronto grocers losing money on beer and wine sections, low margins and shoplifting surge blamed

Grocers' reliance on self-checkout systems, originally implemented to slash labour costs, also causing security challenges

Kelly Boutsalis <cite>Supplied publicity photo, Red Works Photography</cite>
academic   |  May 29, 2023

Breaking barriers in journalism with TIFF’s Kelly Boutsalis

Breaking barriers in journalism with Boutsalis, a distinguished freelance journalist (Vogue, The New York Times) and a programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival

Cover slide from my 2021 presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) conference
academic   |  March 21, 2021

AAACS Conference 2021 – Anti-Colonial Journalism

I was a presenting scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) conference in 2021, where I presented my research on anti-colonial reporting methods.

High school student and elementary student using laptop computers to attend school remotely from home while public gatherings are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Shaon McCutcheon)
academic   |  March 27, 2020

E-learning by design, not by default

In the midst of a public health crisis, we have an opportunity to forge a collective vision of what online education could and should be

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academic   |  March 18, 2020

Reconciliation together

This scholarship research project was conducted by Robert J. Ballantyne, Dr. Linda Radford and Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook of the University of Ottawa.

Robert J. Ballantyne in an Instagram moment in Quebec City
academic   |  March 12, 2020

My unexpected trial by fire in teacher education

Why my mid-career return to university helped me develop a necessary identity as both a teacher and a life-long learner

Word frequency cloud for the entire text of Audra Simpson’s “Empire of Feeling”
academic   |  March 1, 2020

Audra Simpson, Empire of Feeling

An academic review of the 2020 journal article, “Empire of Feeling” by Mohawk scholar Audra Simpson, published in General Anthropology

Illustration credit: Robert J. Ballantyne
academic   |  January 29, 2020

PED 4177: Teaching English Senior Division

This course syllabus was based on the work of Dr. Linda Radford at the University of Ottawa. Collaboratively, we re-developed the course around pandemic pedagogies and integrated a focus on media studies alongside Indigenous literatures.

A scene from Maid in Manhattan that presents a fictional cover of People magazine and imagined public presentation about the romance between the two lead characters (Wang, 2002, 1:39:52)
academic   |  December 13, 2002

Maid in Manhattan

An academic review of the 2002 film, Maid in Manhattan, directed by Wayne Wang