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.


Limelight revived by investors … 2day FM staffer sacked … A journo’s 17 hours in Chinese police custody …

February 21, 2018

Arts magazine Limelight has been given a reprieve after a group of investors came forward to try to save it.

‘The worst couple of weeks in the ABC’s modern era’

February 21, 2018 47

A former senior journalist has told Crikey the last few weeks at the ABC have been so demoralising internally that senior journalists he'd spoken to are even considering leaving.

The Tele on trial … News Corp’s new ad campaign … ABC’s tips from the super rich …

February 20, 2018 1

The Daily Telegraph has gone all-out in its coverage today of its defamation case with actor Geoffrey Rush.

Seven’s Winter Olympics spin … ABC votes for staff director … Domain’s first results …

February 19, 2018 2

The Seven Network has been patting itself on the back for last week's ratings performance, but there are more factors to consider.

Waterstreet HASN’T sued for defo … Florida shooting fact check … Video of the day …

Waterstreet HASN’T sued for defo … Florida shooting fact check … Video of the day …

February 16, 2018

Contrary to an extensive New Matilda article and an errant line in an ABC report, barrister Charles Waterstreet has told Crikey he has not lodged any defamation proceedings against a woman who accused him of sexual harassment.

The ABC has quietly killed a controversial piece on corporate tax

February 16, 2018 12

The piece, by Emma Alberici, was heavily criticised by the government and businesses.

Waterstreet off Q&A panel … AAP closes NZ wire service … Seven West Media under water …

February 15, 2018

Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet's controversial appearance on a special Q&A panel discussing the #MeToo movement has been scrapped.

Phillip Adams warns cancelled Indian visa is bad news for the rest of the ABC

February 15, 2018 5

Two weeks after the ABC's Late Night Live program was due to fly out to India to record interviews with a "who's who of prominent Indians", authorities have still not explained why Phillip Adams and his team weren't granted visas.

SBS calls for content quota … Betoota Advocate launches podcast … News Corp’s black hole …

February 14, 2018

Satirical news website The Betoota Advocate has announced it will launch a podcast. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

The ABC gets a Wankley Award for promoting pseudoscience

February 13, 2018 7

ABC News has thoroughly earned a Wankley Award for shoddy contribution to journalism for a story promoting the unproven and absolutely bonkers pseudoscientific practice of 'earthing'.