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.


AFLW “gender equality storm” … bring back Dundee … chaos at Newsweek …

February 6, 2018 4

The decision to replace the host for an AFL women's competition program with a man is working itself up into a "gender equality storm". Last year's host Tiffany Cherry says the decision to replace her as host of Women's Footy with Clint Stanaway is a "significant step back".

Vale Michael Gordon … good feud guide … exclusive watch …

February 5, 2018 3

Building bridges between the ABC and The Australian. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

The real reason Channel Seven elevated the opinion of a neo-Nazi

February 5, 2018 17

Seven News Melbourne's neo-Nazi interview was some pretty stomach-churning tabloid TV. But when did the commercial news bulletins start going so low?

McLachlan sues for defamation … good feud guide … News Corp share sell-off …

February 2, 2018

Craig McLachlan has engaged Stuart Littlemore QC in legal action against the ABC, Fairfax and actor Christie Whelan Browne over stories published that accuse him of sexual harassment on the set of the 2014 Rocky Horror Show.

What is behind the decline of Vice Media?

February 1, 2018 4

Once, it looked like Vice Media had successfully grown from a subversive street magazine to slick global news and media company. But now its value is dropping and senior executives are facing sexual harassment claims. What happened?

Fairfax HQ moving house … ABC sound library plan … Facebook users less engaged? …

February 1, 2018

Fairfax is shopping around for a new Sydney headquarters. An email to staff this morning fromCEO Greg Hywood said the company had started looking for a new home in or around the Sydney CBD.

Guardian crowdfunds for journalism … BBC report finds no gender bias … Mastermind out of questions …

Guardian crowdfunds for journalism … BBC report finds no gender bias … Mastermind out of questions …

January 31, 2018

A Guardian Australia crowdfunding campaign for a new series has already exceeded its target of $50,000, and is now asking for $150,000 to support the environmental reporting.

BBC consider pay cap for equality … the revolving door … ABC’s new schedule …

January 30, 2018 1

BBC managers are considering capping all full-time presenter salaries after pay inequalities between men and women at the broadcaster became public, after six male hosts said they would take pay cuts.

Did Seven take the bait? … that’s live TV … the revolving door …

January 29, 2018 1

Did 7 take the bait? The Seven Network has denied it mistakenly bought a Kiwi satirical fishing program to run on its 7mate digital channel. Users on Twitter yesterday started to speculate Seven buyers thought the program Screaming Reels was a serious fishing program, because it was categorised on some TV guides as “reality”, “sports” and […]

Seven West redundancies … Waterstreet responds to Q&A criticism … Murphy Brown revival ….

January 25, 2018 4

Staff at Seven West Media in Perth have been given until Tuesday to submit an expression of interest in voluntary redundancy, as part of cuts announced late last year.