Peter Mansbridge to Deliver 18th Annual Kesterton Lecture on the Future of Journalism

Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication presents the 18th Annual Kesterton Lecture –  Journalism: Into the Future – with Peter Mansbridge. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by Jennifer Ditchburn.

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Doors open 6:30 p.m., lecture from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reception to follow.
Where: Second floor conference rooms and Atrium, Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building), Carleton
More Info: Seating is limited, attendees are asked to register for this free event.

Media are invited to attend the event.

The lecture will discuss how, at a time when the news media faces unprecedented challenges on all fronts, the work of journalists has never been more crucial.

About Peter Mansbridge

As chief correspondent of CBC News, Mansbridge anchors CBC’s flagship nightly news program, The National and all CBC News specials. He also hosts CBC News Network’s Mansbridge: One on One. Mansbridge began his career in 1968 in Fort Churchill, Man., where he helped develop CBC Radio’s news service to Northern Canada. In more than 40 years with CBC News, Mansbridge has provided comprehensive coverage of the most significant stories in Canada and around the world. He has received more than a dozen national awards for excellence in broadcast journalism and nine honorary degrees from universities across the country. Mansbridge is an officer of the Order of Canada and the Chancellor of Mount Allison University. In 2015 he was named as a Member of the Canadian News Hall of Fame.

About Jennifer Ditchburn

Ditchburn is editor-in-chief of Policy Options, the online magazine of the Institute for Research on Public Policy.  An award-winning journalist, she spent more than two decades covering national and parliamentary affairs for The Canadian Press and CBC Television. She is a three-time winner of a National Newspaper Award and received the prestigious Charles Lynch Award for outstanding coverage of national issues. Ditchburn is a frequent contributor to television and radio public affairs programs, including CBC’s Power and Politics and the At Issue panel on The National. She is co-editor of the 2016 book The Harper Factor: Assessing a Prime Minister’s Policy Legacy, and her research on the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery history appeared in the 2016 book Sharp Wits & Busy Pens. She has a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton.


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