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.


Eddie’s erectile dysfunction ‘fake news’ … Mamamia deletes abortion article … Google’s strong result …

April 24, 2018 2

Eddie Maguire has come out swinging against a fake online ad which claims he has created drug for erectile dysfunction with TV personality Dr Phil. And other media tidbits of the day.

Paparazzo’s run-in with a shovel … Spinner’s unfair dismissal case settles … Journo shot during broadcast …

April 23, 2018 4

A controversial paparazzo who has previously been banned from flying with several carriers has allegedly had his car attacked by a family member of cricketer David Warner. And other media tidbits of the day.

Facebook downplays dominance as ACCC submissions are filed

April 23, 2018

Facebook is intent on denying it has a monopoly on the market. Is that going to fly with the competition regulator?

Ten wins in Rebel case … Aldi’s noice, different ad cleared … FT cuts ‘Sir’ from letters …

April 20, 2018

There's a good reason you haven't seen Rebel Wilson on networks other than Ten recently. Plus, other media tidbits from the day.

LGBTI community radio station embroiled in ugly member dispute

April 19, 2018

Joy 94.9, the LGBTI community radio station, is facing a member revolt after a call for signatures to spill the station's board. But executives are responding to accusations of bullying with their own.

Vale Darrell Eastlake … the revolving door … regulator investigates Russian TV …

April 19, 2018

Colleagues have remembered the life and work of sports commentator Darrell Eastlake who has died, aged 75. And other media tidbits of the day.

Inside the bizarre, tuna patty-filled launch of Mark Latham’s new cookbook

April 19, 2018 9

Alan Jones and Mark Latham launched their new book yesterday at an Indian restaurant to the confusion of diners, everyone else.

Reinstate Daily Mail journo, says union … Sales v Comey … Fox host’s Michael Cohen connection …

April 18, 2018 3

The journalists' union is calling for a fired reporter, who published a story labeling reality contestants 'vapid cunts', to be reinstated by Daily Mail Australia. And other media tidbits of the day.

A short history of the worst (best?) news typos and mistakes 

April 17, 2018 6

The Daily Mail journo isn't the only one who has fukt up.

Closing ceremony fallout continues … Pulitzer Prizes announced … Seven’s costs bloat …

April 17, 2018

The Commonwealth Games closing ceremony snaffu rolls on, with Seven's Johanna Griggs firing back at ABC's Tracey Holmes' reports yesterday that Seven knew, or should have known, the details of the ceremony before it went to air.