Taking place on Thursday 9 June and hosted by broadcaster and journalist Cathy Newman, the all-female panel ‘Without Fear. Without Favour.’ will discuss the importance of free speech, holding power to account and telling stories that matter
Joining Newman on the panel will be Alison Phillips (Daily Mirror), Victoria Newton (The Sun) and Charlotte Ross (Evening Standard).
The editors will explore some of the biggest stories of our times, as well as touching on themes of diversity, industry collaboration, climate change and more.
They will also give an exclusive insight from behind the scenes, discussing their journalists’ dedication in landing scoops, investigations and campaigns.
Editor of the Mirror since 2018, Phillips has overseen scoops on some of the biggest government scandals in recent times, including the Mirror’s collaboration with the Guardian on the Barnard Castle controversy as well as political editor Pippa Crerar’s exclusives on partygate.
As chair of Women in Journalism, Phillips spoke to Newsworks for a special edition of ‘10 minutes with’ on International Women’s Day, discussing the day’s importance, her perspective on the unfolding conflict in Ukraine her career and more.
Newton became editor of The Sun in 2020, after stints as editor of celebrity column Bizarre and editor of The Sun on Sunday.
After the Hancock affair was revealed by the news brand in a front-page splash in July 2021, Newton has repeatedly defended the right of whistleblowers and the free press to hold those in power to account.
Ross became acting editor of the Evening Standard in 2021, having worked at the news brand for more than a decade. Previously, she was joint deputy editor as well as periods of editing ES magazine. The news brand recently published an investigation into the continuing issues around violence against women a year on from the murder of Sarah Everard.