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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.

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".

Today's new team faces an uphill battle

Today's new team faces an uphill battle

All eyes are on the ratings for Nine's rebranded morning show after a rough start to the year.

Pacific Islanders 'bemused' by Morrison's commercial TV plan

Pacific Islanders 'bemused' by Morrison's commercial TV plan

The Morrison government's $17.1 million grant for commercial TV broadcasting is "like asking for sustenance and getting candy."

What we lose with the decline of mainstream science journalists

What we lose with the decline of mainstream science journalists

"There are huge demands on journalists now, and if they don't have access or the knowledge of the right sources, they can get things wrong."

Are Alan Jones and Co responsible for science denialism?

Are Alan Jones and Co responsible for science denialism?

Or are Jones and his ilk more likely to influence politicians, rather than change minds within the general population?

A guide to Australian denialism

A guide to Australian denialism

From climate change denialists to anti-vaxxers, Australia has its fair share of those who reject scientific consensus (and common wisdom).

Taxonomy of takes: Gillette edition

Taxonomy of takes: Gillette edition

Was the razor company's new ad "brave new ground in advertising" or part of a "war on masculinity [that] disarms us from the inside"? Every conceivable take has now been taken.

Piracy of live sports the next big challenge for TV networks

Piracy of live sports the next big challenge for TV networks

Increasingly sophisticated piracy operations are threatening sports broadcast arrangements.

Calling someone a racist in public is complicated. Here's why.

Calling someone a racist in public is complicated. Here's why.

When can you call a person "racist"? And what stops news outlets and politicians from doing it even in the more obvious cases?

The Oz faces heat for 'African' description in car crash story

The Oz faces heat for 'African' description in car crash story

The news outlet's focus on "African" Australians hasn't let up, even after an editorial calling for an end racial division.