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The National In Conversation: The Changing Nature of News

The National and its award-winning journalists are embarking on a tour across Canada to discuss our journalism, coverage, and behind the scenes decisions and to engage with Canadians in a series of townhalls in four markets.

Q & A with Peter Mansbridge and why investigative journalism matters

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Live from Vancouver, panelists including CBC's Connie Walker, Ian Hanomansing, Adrienne Arsenault, Natalie Clancy and Diana Swain take audience questions on the risks and responsibilities of investigative journalism. 1:13:03

On Friday, March 24, The National In Conversation heads to Charlottetown, P.E.I. CBC News' Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge will lead a nationwide conversation on a topic we've all witnessed over the last few years - The Changing Nature Of News.

It's a rare opportunity to ask some of Canada's best journalists, satirists and opinion-makers how and why they get to the stories they do, and how that helps us understand our world. 

Broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and at, this 90-minute live event will include as many audience questions as we can fit in. 

Along with Peter, the panel are among the most recognizable faces in Canadian media. Susan Ormiston is a CBC Senior Correspondent and has reported from over 25 countries and conflict zones, having most recently returned from Putin's Russia. Rosemary Barton is the host of CBC News Network's award-winning daily political show, Power and Politics. Tom Murphy is the anchor of CBC Nova Scotia News and is The National's correspondent for the Maritimes. Ian Hanomansing anchors his namesake programme on CBC News Network, nightly from Vancouver.  Rex Murphy has been a household name for decades, and his weekly commentaries on The National have established him as a leader in opinion and political insight. And finally, Mark Critch, star of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, whose biting impressions of Donald Trump and other newsmakers have themselves joined the news cycle.

The evening will be held at the Homburg Theatre at the Confederation Centre For The Arts, and introduced by CBC P.E.I.'s Bruce Rainnie, one of Atlantic Canada's most beloved figures.

There are free tickets to the event available for local audiences, and the rest of the country can join in the livestream from 7:00 - 8:30pm AT (6:00 - 7:30 ET). 

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