Ottawa’s Past in Pictures : Photography as Mass Media

 Photography functions both as a Mass Medium and as content for other Mass Media. It can be used as a means of documenting  events and as an artistic medium to entertain/comment . The CBC News has been running a series of articles exploring Ottawa's past through archival photography. As with any form of Mass Media, …

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Cultural Appropriation : Jesse Wente’s Response

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_G42QVH3QM   Jesse Wente has appeared on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning as film and pop culture critic for 20 years and currently serves as Director of Film Programmes, at TIFF Bell Lightbox, overseeing theatrical, Cinematheque and Film Circuit programming. A self-described ‘Ojibwe dude’ with a national and international lens, he encourages audiences to consider diversity …

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Timmins, Ont. girl petitions to sign up for boys-only robotics class

A nine-year-old girl who started an online petition to take part in a boys-only robotics class at a Timmins, Ont., library will now be able to take part. Robotics for boys only advertisement The Timmins Public Library advertisement for this "special program" was challenged by a local girl who wanted to take part in the …

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Media Literacy: Personal Cultural Space & The Vampire Maman

  Today I discovered Vampire Maman, a fascinating blog about   The Musings of Modern Vampire Mom by the author Juliette Kings. Kings's blog is full of quirky humour and insight. One post that got me thinking in tangential directions was Thank you for pissing off my teenage daughter . It was an open letter to …

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