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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.

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Crinkling News survives … Daily Telegraph writer attacks ABC kids show … Fairfax boss’ selective memory …

Crinkling News survives … Daily Telegraph writer attacks ABC kids show … Fairfax boss’ selective memory …

May 18, 2017 3 Comments

Crinkling News has raised enough money to stay printing, Miranda Devine bizarrely attacks a kids TV show. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Good Food Guides to go national … Aldi’s free publicity … Huge if True …

Good Food Guides to go national … Aldi’s free publicity … Huge if True …

May 17, 2017 3 Comments

The Good Food Guides will now be one edition, Aldi gets a bunch of free advertising. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Senate inquiry: Hywood didn’t meet redundant journos, won’t reveal own pay

May 17, 2017 2 Comments

Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood has defended his bonuses and salary while cutting journalists' jobs at a Senate inquiry into public interest journalism.

Local content rules not needed for ABC: Michelle Guthrie

May 17, 2017 5 Comments

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie doesn't think the public broadcaster should be subject to local content quotas.

How hacking is portrayed … government support for local content … Netflix’s first all-Australian production

How hacking is portrayed … government support for local content … Netflix’s first all-Australian production

May 16, 2017 2 Comments

How hacking is shown in the media, the government showing support for Australian content. Plus more media news.

New offer on Fairfax … new Aussie newsletter rebrands … News Corp photographers shown the door

May 15, 2017 2 Comments

A new bid for Fairfax from private equity firm TPG, a daily news wrap has had a forced brand redesign. Plus more media news.

Regional Aussies now prefer commercial TV news to the ABC

May 15, 2017 5 Comments

Regional Australians are choosing local commercial TV bulletins for their news over the ABC, new research has found.

Vale Mark Colvin … Hywood v Dutton … the perils of being a journo …

Vale Mark Colvin … Hywood v Dutton … the perils of being a journo …

May 12, 2017 3 Comments

... and why we need subeditors.

Raunchy ads keep Daily Tele in the black, holding its bottom line up

Raunchy ads keep Daily Tele in the black, holding its bottom line up

May 12, 2017 2 Comments

Adult services ads aren't worth what they once were to the newspaper industry, but newspapers have got to hustle any way they can these days.

Crikey Worm: Labor’s budget reply ‘class war’

Crikey Worm: Labor’s budget reply ‘class war’

May 12, 2017

Bill Shorten has delivered his budget reply speech, supporting the government's Medicare levy increase, but only for the rich. And counter-terrorism officers from Melbourne reckon a notorious Australian terrorist could be facing court here within a year. It's the news you need to know, by Emily Watkins and Sally Whyte.