Carleton to Host 25th Annual Bell Lecture with Rosemary Barton on Why Journalism Matters

Carleton’s Arthur Kroeger College and the Faculty of Public Affairs will host the 25th Annual Dick, Ruth, and Judy Bell Lecture: Why Journalism Matters (Now More than Ever Before) presented by Rosemary Barton, host of CBC’s Power and Politics.

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Second Floor Conference Rooms, Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building), Carleton
Info: Registration is required for this free event, new registrants will be added to a waitlist.

Media are invited to attend.

Alternative facts not welcome – Barton will make the case for why journalism still matters, how to respond to the increasing proliferation of “fake news” and will discuss if there is a silver lining for journalists in a changing media landscape.

About Rosemary Barton

Barton (MJ/01) is the host of CBC’s Power & Politics and has been named one of the Faculty of Public Affair’s 75 for the 75th most inspiring alumni. She joined the CBC’s Ottawa parliamentary bureau in 2007 and became the full-time host of Power & Politics in 2015.  In that role, she has become known for holding decision makers—from prime ministers to foreign leaders—accountable.

About the Dick, Ruth and Judy Bell Lecture

Now in its 25th year, the Dick, Ruth, and Judy Bell Lecture is an annual event that honours the contributions of individuals to the political and public life of Canada. Speakers include individuals who have been active in politics, public service or distinguished scholars in political science.  The lectures themselves are devoted to discussions of political subjects.


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613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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