MediaSmarts Bloggers

Our MediaSmarts bloggers bring you their perspectives on current media topics that matter to teachers, parents, consumers – everyone trying to keep up with the crazy pace of today’s evolving media world.

Are there topics you’d like to see them write about? Just let us know at info@mediasmarts.ca.


Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson, Director of Education

Matthew Johnson took a long and winding road to get to MediaSmarts, but somehow every step has come in handy for his work here. After getting a degree in theatre (where he learned how to do the pirate voices for Privacy Pirates, as well as the many other voices he’s done for our games) he divided the next decade and a half between writing scripts, stories, novels and non-fiction articles and spending ten years as a high school teacher. He’s been writing for the Talk Media Blog since 2008 on a wide variety of topics including cyberbullying, copyright, politics and social media and princess mania.

Matthew also maintains a personal blog, Irregular Verbs, and a Twitter feed, both of which are mostly about his science fiction and fantasy writing. Along with his work for MediaSmarts he’s also published novels and short stories that have been translated into Russian, Danish and Czech. He lives in Ottawa with his wife Megan and their sons Leo and Miles.


Rebecca Stanisic

Rebecca Stanisic, MediaSmarts Blogger

Rebecca Stanisic is a freelance writer and digital content creator. She’s been blogging on her website, A Little Bit of Momsense, since 2009 and for almost as many years has helped fellow bloggers and small business owners create and curate relevant digital content for their own businesses.  She’s the proud mom of two and is fuelled by fiction and coffee.