The latest Festival of News panel has been revealed and it’s a showdown of the political pundits: the Mirror’s Kevin Maguire and the Daily Mail’s Andrew Pierce will be dissecting and (possibly) disagreeing on everything from partygate to the royal family. Taking place on Thursday 9 June, click here to register your place and see the speaker line-up.
In other news, Newsworks CEO Jo Allan will be speaking about All Together at this month’s Media360 conference, discussing how news brands broke new boundaries in creating awareness, trust and recall around the government’s Covid messaging. Joining Allan will be Dominic Carter, EVP, publisher of The Sun and Reach Solutions sales and invention director Emma Callaghan. Read more here.
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Independent journalism plays a vital role in disseminating information, especially in places where press freedom is under threat…Our hope is that the truth about the situation inside Russia will continue to get out from under the heavy hand of the censor.Jamie Wilson, head of international news at Guardian News & Media, on why the news brand published pieces from censored Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta