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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.

Behind the scenes at Geoffrey Rush's defamation trial

Behind the scenes at Geoffrey Rush's defamation trial

In his opening statement to a room packed with media, Rush's barrister made clear he would be seeking large damages.

Tas press gallery up in arms over restrictive new guidelines

Tas press gallery up in arms over restrictive new guidelines

One of the greatest concerns for the media is the rules around photography in the chamber.

Another ABC executive leaves amid political and internal turmoil

Another ABC executive leaves amid political and internal turmoil

Colleagues have praised departing ABC radio exec Michael Mason, but whoever replaces him is walking into a political maelstrom.

Cosmopolitan Australia 'no longer sustainable', like most of the glossy mag industry

Cosmopolitan Australia 'no longer sustainable', like most of the glossy mag industry

German publishing group Bauer Media have folded yet another beloved magazine. What does it say about the future of the industry?

The media frenzy over Harry and Meghan's visit is just beginning

The media frenzy over Harry and Meghan's visit is just beginning

Don't expect the media storm over the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, to subside any time soon.

The Everest ad spend pales next to free publicity from Opera House furore

The Everest ad spend pales next to free publicity from Opera House furore

The crowd at the race was up almost 20% and betting turnover was up 9%. At least some of this success was due to the free publicity from the Opera House debacle.

ABC publicity stays silent on Tonightly's comedy ARIA win

ABC publicity stays silent on Tonightly's comedy ARIA win

Tonightly has only been off air for a month, but that's apparently long enough to be forgotten by ABC's publicity arm.

There's no such thing as bad publicity — for Racing NSW, at least

There's no such thing as bad publicity — for Racing NSW, at least

The Opera House advertising stoush has caused headaches for Alan Jones and the NSW government, but has it done anything to damage NSW Racing's Everest horse race?

News Corp reshuffles bosses, Oz editor to head up Sky News

News Corp reshuffles bosses, Oz editor to head up Sky News

News Corp has shuffled editors between its papers and TV news arm to fill the gap left by departing Sky News boss Angelos Frangopoulos.

Two journalists reportedly killed in a deadly week for press freedom

Two journalists reportedly killed in a deadly week for press freedom

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova has been murdered, while Turkish authorities investigate the disappearance of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi.