Some things are worth getting up early for, especially when coffee and great conversation are guaranteed. Catch up on the news with The Sydney Morning Herald at the Festival’s first session of the day. Join SMH editors and journalists, and special guest Irin Carmon, to hear what’s making headlines, and the stories we need to follow.    

Supported by The Sydney Morning Herald.

Irin Carmon (International)

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Described by The New York Times as being "known for her smarts and feminist bona fides," Irin Carmon is a journalist, author and speaker. She is the co-author of the bestselling book Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a contributing writer to the Washington Post's Outlook section. In November, she teamed up with the Washington Post's investigative team to break the long-buried story of sexual harassment allegations against Charlie Rose, which resulted in the television host's firing from CBS and PBS. Previously, Irin was a national reporter at MSNBC and NBC News and a staff writer at Salon and at Jezebel.