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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.

News Corp's 'brutal' job cuts at The Weekly Times come after chaotic year

News Corp's 'brutal' job cuts at The Weekly Times come after chaotic year

The Weekly Times, one of the most widely read agricultural newspapers in the country, was already suffering internal strife when News Corp's cuts began.

Adam Giles returns to Sky News two months after Blair Cottrell interview

Adam Giles returns to Sky News two months after Blair Cottrell interview

The Cottrell controversy hasn't affected a comeback for the show, which is returning to the same format.

Is The Australian gearing up for a Holy War on Kirstin Ferguson?

Is The Australian gearing up for a Holy War on Kirstin Ferguson?

If the last few days are anything to go by, the ABC's acting chair, Kirstin Ferguson, may find herself the subject of one of The Australian's infamous Holy Wars.

Comedian Becky Lucas kicked off Twitter over Scott Morrison joke

Comedian Becky Lucas kicked off Twitter over Scott Morrison joke

Lucas was at first temporarily suspended, which was then made permanent because her account had posted threatening or violent content.

How publishers are using robots to cover the news

How publishers are using robots to cover the news

News outlets are increasingly using artificial intelligence to produce entire stories from complete data sets. But robots aren't quite up to writing front-page stories yet.

Will increasing digital subscriptions really save newspapers?

Will increasing digital subscriptions really save newspapers?

News Corp's recently published digital subscriber numbers signalled good things for the publisher. But is it the quick fix they need to save declining revenues?

Fixing Today's ratings isn't as simple as replacing Karl Stefanovic

Fixing Today's ratings isn't as simple as replacing Karl Stefanovic

Names are flying for suggested replacements of Karl Stefanovic, but will toppling the big name save the problem?

Changes at the top for Ten's owner CBS

Changes at the top for Ten's owner CBS

CBS CEO Les Moonves is reportedly heading for the exit, following disquiet after six women accused him of sexual misconduct in a story in The New Yorker last month.

Goodnightly to Tonightly, a show that punched well above its weight 

Goodnightly to Tonightly, a show that punched well above its weight 

For a show that suffered from apparently fatal ratings, it sure managed to get people's attention.

ABC continues to push digital strategy, despite criticism

ABC continues to push digital strategy, despite criticism

The ABC's 2018-19 corporate plan reveals Guthrie and co are pushing ahead full steam with the "transition to digital".