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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.

ABC radio presenter breaks down, shares the toll of online abuse

ABC radio presenter breaks down, shares the toll of online abuse

ABC radio presenter has Ali Clarke brought attention to the abuse broadcasters often receive. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Seven predicts earnings rise as it continues to cut costs

Seven predicts earnings rise as it continues to cut costs

Seven West Media have announced that it is expecting a rise in earnings for the 2018-19 financial year. This will be the first such rise in years.

Ben Roberts-Smith launches defamation action against Fairfax

Ben Roberts-Smith launches defamation action against Fairfax

A much anticipated lawsuit has been brought against Fairfax by former soldier Ben Roberts-Smith after allegations of bullying and violence were printed in Fairfax papers.

Could regional newspapers be healthier without Fairfax?

Could regional newspapers be healthier without Fairfax?

Many predict that the Nine-Fairfax deal would see the end of Fairfax's ownership of regional papers. But would that necessarily be a bad thing?

ABC gets stuck into The Australian's reports, again

ABC gets stuck into The Australian's reports, again

The ABC and The Australian have been trading barbs once again, with public criticism of each other's stories.

Jobs cut as ABC closes online retail business

Jobs cut as ABC closes online retail business

Three years after a pivot to online retail, the ABC is planning to close its online stores.

How Ben Roberts-Smith is managing the media

How Ben Roberts-Smith is managing the media

Crikey speaks to crisis management experts and spinners to analyse SAS veteran Ben Roberts-Smith's fight against Fairfax.

Oz columnists trade barbs over Barnaby Joyce column

Oz columnists trade barbs over Barnaby Joyce column

Chris Kenny doesn't shy away from a bit of media biff, but he's now taken aim at someone inside The Australian.

ABC axes Tonightly, says it is time for 'fresh approach'

ABC axes Tonightly, says it is time for 'fresh approach'

The ABC has announced that it is cancelling nightly comedy show Tonightly, hosted by Tom Ballard.

Weekly Times editor resigns amid controversy

Weekly Times editor resigns amid controversy

As well as a formal bullying complaint, Crikey understands that at least three employees who have left the paper raised concerns in their HR exit interviews about the culture at the paper.