Ballast (website)

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Type of site
Current events, culture
Available in English
Revenue Unknown
Launched 2012
Current status inactive

Ballast is a Canadian website about current events and culture.[1][2] The site was founded in 2012 by Paul Hiebert and Jonathan Hall.[3] Ballast contributors include writers for The Globe and Mail, The Awl, The Walrus, The CBC, Maclean's, The New York Times, and others. The site is considered to be the first Canadian site of its kind,[4][5][6] modelling itself after American websites such as The Awl, Gawker, and The Dish.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ Horgan, Colin (2012-09-13). "ipolitics". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
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  4. ^ Stanley, Caroline (2012-09-14). "flavorwire". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  5. ^ Loung, Steven (2012-07-04). "techvibes". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
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  7. ^ Sicha, Choire (2012-09-05). "The Awl". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  8. ^ Alzner, Belinda (2012-08-01). "The Canadian Journalism Project". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
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