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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.


How not to get a job in the White House

April 5, 2017 1 Comment

A columnist wrote pro-Hillary Clinton articles before the presidential election, but reportedly wanted them deleted in order to get a job in the Trump administration.

Everyone loves it until they’re on it: Media Watch earns Press Council ire

April 3, 2017

Has the ABC's flagship media program committed an error that could land it on Media Watch?

Big brands follow the leader on YouTube ad boycott, but it won’t last long

April 3, 2017 1 Comment

The Australian government and other big advertisers have made a show about ending advertisements with YouTube, but the pack mentality will only last until the spotlight has moved elsewhere.

Dispatches from the (culture war) front: student journo spits dummy, gets national broadsheet attention

April 3, 2017 3 Comments

A student newspaper editor has quit. Nbd, right? Ah, but because he quit to stand by his libertarian principles, he has found quite a few allies in the all-grown-up press.

Nine slapped on the wrist over betting ads during kids’ movie

March 31, 2017

It's the first time any TV network has been found to have broken rules to stop betting advertisements during children's programming.

‘Opportunistic exploitation’: coroner slaps down Nine siege reporting

March 31, 2017

Convicted rapist Antonio "Tony" Loguancio called Nine Network chief of staff Kate McGrath numerous times during a siege, which the coroner says hampered police efforts to negotiate with him.

The petty, sneaky world of FM radio revealed (by King of Petty Kyle Sandilands)

March 30, 2017 1 Comment

Sandilands went on a long-promised rant this morning to take down his rivals, but he is covered in the mud thrown as well.

Latham dumped by Sky News after calling a high schooler ‘gay’

March 30, 2017 7 Comments

The former Labor leader, and former Financial Review columnist, and former Spectator writer, is now a former Sky News broadcaster.

‘Hypocritical’ journos risk life and limb to cover Cyclone Debbie

‘Hypocritical’ journos risk life and limb to cover Cyclone Debbie

March 29, 2017 10 Comments

As journalists were warning viewers to stay inside during Cyclone Debbie, they were battling the cyclonic elements themselves.

Abetz at war with ABC over perceived ‘bias’, suggests Aunty is pro-domestic violence

March 28, 2017 6 Comments

The Liberal Senator has urged the new ABC boss to keep the broadcaster's views in line with his own.