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.


Waterstreet confirmed for #MeToo panel … the revolving door … Media buys North Korea propaganda …

February 13, 2018 2

The ABC has officially confirmed that its special Q&A on the #MeToo movement will include controversial barrister Charles Waterstreet. The barrister has himself been accused of sexual harassment (which he denies).

Domain ‘boys’ club’ complaint confirmed … Tingle leaves AFR … the revolving door …

February 12, 2018 3

Yet more evidence emerges of a troubling culture at Domain. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

M+C make a big stink over unfair dismissal spin cycle

February 12, 2018 1

Who does one believe when the spinners are spinning for themselves?

ABC sticks to the script in its first annual public meeting

February 9, 2018 9

The meeting was an opportunity for ABC leadership to tout the broadcaster's popularity and cultural impact, though it failed to mark much of a change from its recent message.

The Barnaby Joyce tryst is not the first of its kind

February 9, 2018 12

Barnaby Joyce and his minders could have learned some media management lessons from how then-NT Chief Minister Adam Giles revealed his partner and former staffer's pregnancy in 2015.

Court suppresses Tele’s Rush defence … ABC apologises to Rudd … why Fox’s Disney deal was done …

February 9, 2018 1

A court has ordered the complete suppression of the Daily Tele's defence in the Geoffrey Rush defamation suit. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Catalano lawyers up … Falconio story ‘too detailed and graphic’ … Ginny Stein made redundant …

February 8, 2018

Former Domain CEO Antony Catalano has sent his former employer, Fairfax, a legal letter over claims published by The Australian Financial Review yesterday.

The huge stories that could have been killed under the government’s proposed new laws

February 8, 2018 6

The government says it will water down parts of its foreign interference bill that journalists were most worried about. But the bill is still broad, and there are concerns about how journalists will be affected.

Media roundtable: was it ethical of the Tele to publish its Barnaby Joyce story?

February 7, 2018 109

Opinion is divided on what was one of Canberra's biggest "open secrets".

Domain a ‘boys club’ under Catalano … Yahoo7 restructure … Good feud guide …

February 7, 2018

The Australian Financial Reviewreports today that shortly before former Domain CEO Antony Catalano suddenly left the business, a formal complaint about the the workplace culture at the recently-listed company was lodged.