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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.

Does Australia need gender editors in its newsrooms?

Does Australia need gender editors in its newsrooms?

The New York Times has introduced a gender initiative, including an editor for gender issues. It says it's been successful, but some in Australia remain sceptical.

Black music book pulped ... Guardian Australia partners up ... networks to cut ads

Black music book pulped ... Guardian Australia partners up ... networks to cut ads

A book on black women in music has been pulped. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

News Corp launches kids' news site ... the road to Raqqa ... no awards for Oscars ratings ...

News Corp launches kids' news site ... the road to Raqqa ... no awards for Oscars ratings ...

Just months after Australia's first and only children's newspaper Crinkling News folded, News Corp has launched its own children's national news website.

Lindsay Murdoch retires ... <i>The Mercury's</i> big apology ... a new paywall ... 

Lindsay Murdoch retires ... The Mercury's big apology ... a new paywall ... 

Fairfax's long-time South East Asia correspondent Lindsay Murdoch has retired after 40 years with The Age and Fairfax Media.

'Disappointing' internal ABC survey shows staff distrust management

'Disappointing' internal ABC survey shows staff distrust management

A survey from last year found that staff are unhappy with management but remain proud to work at the ABC.

NT News' Save Our Children campaign ... Ludlam's new gig ... walk and talk campaign

NT News' Save Our Children campaign ... Ludlam's new gig ... walk and talk campaign

The NT paper has run a serious child welfare campaign after a shocking crime.

Alan Sunderland sent a video to ABC staff saying everything is fine

Alan Sunderland sent a video to ABC staff saying everything is fine

The ABC's head of editorial policies Alan Sunderland has tried to calm staff discontent over recent editorial missteps with an internal email and video today assuring them it's business as usual at the national broadcaster.

Clive Hamilton book cover gets its own mini-controversy

Clive Hamilton book cover gets its own mini-controversy

The cover of last week's Saturday Age Insight section took more than a little inspiration from a book designer's work, the paper has admitted.

ISIS article 'censored' ... Canadian government's plan for news ... video of the day ...

ISIS article 'censored' ... Canadian government's plan for news ... video of the day ...

News.com.au is claiming that it was censored after a ruling by the Classification Board found that one of its articles "directly or indirectly" advocated terrorist acts. And other media tidbits of the day.

ABC does the shuffle ... return serve to Nick Cater ... Doug Anthony Allstar shame

ABC does the shuffle ... return serve to Nick Cater ... Doug Anthony Allstar shame

Ahead of the ABC's appearance at Senate Estimates last night, a staff email announced a reshuffle of editorial positions that head of news Gaven Morris said would clear up any confusion after the chaos around the cabinet files and Emma Alberici decisions.