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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.

Expanding calls for 'digital gangster' Facebook to be regulated

Expanding calls for 'digital gangster' Facebook to be regulated

Attempts to regulate Facebook are growing around the world, and are getting bolder in their demands.

Is there a future for arts journalism?

Is there a future for arts journalism?

As column space shrinks, art journals close and writer fees go down, many are wondering what we will lose if arts journalism disappears.

The PR firms running Tasmanian community newspapers

The PR firms running Tasmanian community newspapers

A small Tasmanian community newspaper is relaunching after News Corp sold it to a public relations agency last year, and it's not a unique case.

Why are subscriber print outlets embracing free podcasts?

Why are subscriber print outlets embracing free podcasts?

Podcasts aren't easy or cheap to make, but they are free to listen to. Why are so many subscriber-focused outlets jumping on board?

The Australian man in the middle of the Jeff Bezos extortion attempt

The Australian man in the middle of the Jeff Bezos extortion attempt

Dylan Howard, a former Seven and Geelong Advertiser journalist, has come to international attention in the wake of the National Enquirer's attempt to extort Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Who will be the next ABC chair?

Who will be the next ABC chair?

Whoever takes the reins of the ABC will have some big, troubled shoes to fill. Who do the media think will be up to the task?

The tabloids' growing problem with 'the T word'

The tabloids' growing problem with 'the T word'

The Daily Mail and Nine have breached press council standards with reports that "could contribute to substantial prejudice against transgender people". This isn't the first time we've seen these complaints.

How BuzzFeed makes its money

How BuzzFeed makes its money

BuzzFeed brings in more than 690 million readers per month, but the company is still missing its revenue targets. Are these business models no longer sustainable?

Silencing MUP's 'loud voice' was not part of review: publisher

Silencing MUP's 'loud voice' was not part of review: publisher

Adler's personal talent for finding and publishing new and important voices will be missed, say those in the industry.

The media pick sides in the Kerri-Anne Kennerley racism debate

The media pick sides in the Kerri-Anne Kennerley racism debate

The Kerri-Anne Kennerley v Yumi Stynes stoush has highlighted something Australian media is obsessed with: when you can and can't call something "racist".