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.


Facebook downplays dominance as ACCC submissions are filed

April 23, 2018

Facebook is intent on denying it has a monopoly on the market. Is that going to fly with the competition regulator?

Ten wins in Rebel case … Aldi’s noice, different ad cleared … FT cuts ‘Sir’ from letters …

April 20, 2018

There's a good reason you haven't seen Rebel Wilson on networks other than Ten recently. Plus, other media tidbits from the day.

LGBTI community radio station embroiled in ugly member dispute

April 19, 2018

Joy 94.9, the LGBTI community radio station, is facing a member revolt after a call for signatures to spill the station's board. But executives are responding to accusations of bullying with their own.

Vale Darrell Eastlake … the revolving door … regulator investigates Russian TV …

April 19, 2018

Colleagues have remembered the life and work of sports commentator Darrell Eastlake who has died, aged 75. And other media tidbits of the day.

Inside the bizarre, tuna patty-filled launch of Mark Latham’s new cookbook

April 19, 2018 11

Alan Jones and Mark Latham launched their new book yesterday at an Indian restaurant to the confusion of diners, everyone else.

Reinstate Daily Mail journo, says union … Sales v Comey … Fox host’s Michael Cohen connection …

April 18, 2018 3

The journalists' union is calling for a fired reporter, who published a story labeling reality contestants 'vapid cunts', to be reinstated by Daily Mail Australia. And other media tidbits of the day.

A short history of the worst (best?) news typos and mistakes 

April 17, 2018 6

The Daily Mail journo isn't the only one who has fukt up.

Closing ceremony fallout continues … Pulitzer Prizes announced … Seven’s costs bloat …

April 17, 2018

The Commonwealth Games closing ceremony snaffu rolls on, with Seven's Johanna Griggs firing back at ABC's Tracey Holmes' reports yesterday that Seven knew, or should have known, the details of the ceremony before it went to air.

Why does every FM radio show sound like it’s hosted by the same five people?

April 16, 2018 11

Comedian + sportsperson + incomprehensible name = profit? We take a look at the seemingly fixed categories of people you'll find on your airwaves.

Closing Ceremony damage control … The Oz’s amazing readership … Daily Fail …

April 16, 2018 4

The Commonwealth Games organisers are in damage control after their host broadcaster NEP failed to show footage of any athletes parading into last night's Closing Ceremony.

How journalist shield laws vary across Australia

April 13, 2018 1

When does a journalist actually have to reveal their sources? Here's a guide to the current laws around Australia.

Craig McLachlan honoured … SBS’ new content boss … Chris Kenny’s return …

April 13, 2018

The SBS has announced John Sintras as its new head of audience development and content. And other media tidbits of the day.

Exclusive watch … Jim Middleton leaves Sky for senator’s office … Russian journos sneak into hospital …

April 12, 2018 2

Some sibling rivalry erupted between News Corp stablemates over an "exclusive" story, and other media tidbits of the day.

What does life look like after editing a major metro newspaper?

April 12, 2018 3

The ivory tower of academia is very attractive to a lot of former newspaper editors, but it's not the only hotspot.

Good feud guide … Marie Colvin targeted by Syrian government … Fox offices raided …

April 11, 2018

Conservatives have found a new reason to yell at Yassmin Abdel-Magied. Plus, other media stories from the day.

Sunrise protest derails broadcast … Geoffrey Rush ‘hounded’ … the cost of speaking out …

April 10, 2018 3

Indigenous protest derails Surnise (as they actually make it on-screen). Plus other media tidbits from the day.

Why having star journalists is risky for the ABC

April 10, 2018 10

Unlike most networks, the ABC has to be cautious when a star journalist emerges among its ranks. Unsurprisingly, it's all about playing politics.

Discontent at the AFR after Rich List editor is taken without a fight

April 9, 2018 2

John Stensholt, who ran the coveted AFR's Rich List, has been head-hunted by the The Australian in a move that has revealed staff disquiet about Fairfax's management

Cricket broadcast rights … Tele’s true crime podcast … Take 5’s new venture …

April 9, 2018

Foxtel should be close to making a new offer for cricket rights after a bidding session last week fell flat. And other media tidbits of the day.

Daily Mail responds to court action … Facebook privacy investigation … Fox loses its grip …

April 6, 2018 1

Australia has launched its own investigation into Facebook's use of data, following a backlash against the social media giant.