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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.

Contributor cut at Fairfax ... AFLW's front-page glory ... ball-gate and broadcast rights ...

Contributor cut at Fairfax ... AFLW's front-page glory ... ball-gate and broadcast rights ...

There has been another high-profile victim falling to Fairfax's budget cutting measures. And other media tidbits of the day.

Australian media has absolutely lost its mind for this cricket scandal

Australian media has absolutely lost its mind for this cricket scandal

Steve Smith's cheating scandal has dominated talk radio, news bulletins and all of Australia's front pages.

Even paparazzi think the paparazzi have gone too far in Packer coverage

Even paparazzi think the paparazzi have gone too far in Packer coverage

When even a paparazzo thinks you've gone too far, you've probably gone too far.

ABC's Tonightly apology ... media outlets lose Rebel appeal bid ... Phillip Coorey's new job ...

ABC's Tonightly apology ... media outlets lose Rebel appeal bid ... Phillip Coorey's new job ...

The ABC has apologised to Australian Conservatives candidate Kevin Bailey after he was targeted in a Tonightly segment. And other media tidbits of the day.

A journalist's nightmare ... more Daily Tele 'exclusives' ... Murdoch recovering from boat accident ...

A journalist's nightmare ... more Daily Tele 'exclusives' ... Murdoch recovering from boat accident ...

Journalist Louise Milligan, author of Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell, has been ordered to transcribe her shorthand notes as she prepares to give evidence in Pell's court case.

Packer's shock resignation and the pitfalls of mental health reporting

Packer's shock resignation and the pitfalls of mental health reporting

Packer's life will always draw interest but how does the Australian press tread the balance?

Google to give money to small news outlets through 'news initiative'

Google to give money to small news outlets through 'news initiative'

Google is looking to spend US$300 million on initiatives within news media to help negate the impact that its duopoly with Facebook has had on the industry.

'Journalists are miserable' ... Tele defends Rush story ... Fifield advises against dropping the C bomb ...

'Journalists are miserable' ... Tele defends Rush story ... Fifield advises against dropping the C bomb ...

Former Fairfax editorial director Sean Aylmer has called journalists "insecure" and "miserable", while describing how he needed to pull back from being "too honest" in talking about restructures at the media giant because of leaks to rival outlets.

Sunrise's panel follow-up ... Court rules against Tele in Rush case ... Chip shot from the bunker ...

Sunrise's panel follow-up ... Court rules against Tele in Rush case ... Chip shot from the bunker ...

Sunrise has followed up its error-ridden, all-white panel discussion of removing Aboriginal children from their families. Plus, other media tidbits from the day.

What's an ABC story? ... Panahi's new Sky gig ... how to cover a cyclone ...

What's an ABC story? ... Panahi's new Sky gig ... how to cover a cyclone ...

An internal review at the ABC has found that the national broadcaster focuses more on federal news and less on "hip pocket" stories, prompting recommendations to up the amount of human interest pieces.