At a time when the news media faces unprecedented challenges on all fronts, the work of journalists has never been more crucial.
Journalism: Into the Future
The 18th Annual Kesterton Lecture with Peter Mansbridge
Presented by the School of Journalism and Communication
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Lecture 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Seating is limited, so please register for this free event
As chief correspondent of CBC News, Peter 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 1971, he moved to Winnipeg as a reporter for CBC Radio, and in 1972, joined CBC Television. He became The National’s reporter in Saskatchewan in 1975, and, in 1976, was named one of the program’s parliamentary correspondents in Ottawa. He became chief correspondent and anchor of The National in 1988.
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’s interviewed countless international leaders, and has the distinction of being the only Canadian journalist to have interviewed U.S. President Barack Obama.
During a decorated career, Mansbridge has received more than a dozen national awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. He has received nine honorary degrees from universities across the country and has been recognized by leading universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.
In 2008, Mansbridge was made an officer of the Order of Canada by Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean. In 2009, he was named Chancellor of Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. In 2015 he was named as a Member of the Canadian News Hall of Fame.