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Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily covers all things "media" for Crikey and is based in Sydney. She has previously worked for the ABC's Media Watch and reported on courts, crocodiles and occasionally UFOs for the NT News.

How and why 'watergate' became a major story

How and why 'watergate' became a major story

The bare bones of the water buyback story have been around for a while — so why is it dominating the political news cycle now?

The Murdoch family members working against the Fox News agenda

The Murdoch family members working against the Fox News agenda

The New York Times' recent investigation into the Murdoch family described James and Kathryn's more progressive leanings as one of the reasons for tension within the family.

News Corp boss lashes NYT 'hatchet job', ignoring his own papers' scandals

News Corp boss lashes NYT 'hatchet job', ignoring his own papers' scandals

News Corp CEO Robert Thomson attacked the New York Times and social media platforms in making the annual Keith Murdoch oration in Melbourne on Tuesday night.

Which major party politicians are avoiding Q&A?

Which major party politicians are avoiding Q&A?

We take a look at the stats: who's on high rotation at the national broadcaster, and who is steering clear completely?

A Crikey guide to the next five weeks of election campaign cliches

A Crikey guide to the next five weeks of election campaign cliches

If it ain't broke, don't fix it — a guide to some of the cliches we hear time and time again whenever election time rolls around

No winners: crowd gathers for final scene in Rush courtroom drama

No winners: crowd gathers for final scene in Rush courtroom drama

Outside court, Eryn Jean Norvill, decked in purple, said she stood by her evidence at trial and called for change in her industry.

Media obsesses over Packer deal, but the Oz scoops them all

Media obsesses over Packer deal, but the Oz scoops them all

The latest update in a long media obsession with the Packer family has shown the perils of an early deadline.

How print mastheads are beating the ABC in the podcast boom

How print mastheads are beating the ABC in the podcast boom

With podcasts growing more and more popular, it may come as a surprise that that the shows getting the most attention are coming from traditionally non-audio media.

This election campaign, ads will be more of the same

This election campaign, ads will be more of the same

Last week's blokey "back in black" budget video is likely to be a good indication of how the government will approach its mainstream advertising during the campaign — expect more of daggy dad Scott Morrison.

New York Times report shines light on Murdoch family fractures

New York Times report shines light on Murdoch family fractures

A mammoth report from the New York Times on the business dealings of the Murdochs calls into question the relationships of Rupert Murdoch and his heirs apparent.