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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.

The true cost of the true crime phenomenon

The true cost of the true crime phenomenon

Recent Australian true crime podcasts have reignited interest in cold cases and led to arrests. But what is the price for our obsession?

Who could replace Karl Stefanovic on Today?

Who could replace Karl Stefanovic on Today?

As Today parts ways with long-time host Karl Stefanovic, the media is in a frenzy trying to predict his replacement.

The ABC's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year

The ABC's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year

From sackings to political scandals, funding cuts to good old-fashioned cock-ups, the national broadcaster didn't have a great one.

And the Gold Wankley for 2018 goes to... Seven

And the Gold Wankley for 2018 goes to... Seven

In a year of dodgy journalism, Seven stood head and shoulders above the rest

The politicians who sued for defamation in 2018

The politicians who sued for defamation in 2018

Australian politicians have a track record of trying to restore their reputations through the courts, and this year has been no exception.

Prime shaping up as a potential buyer of former Fairfax regional papers

Prime shaping up as a potential buyer of former Fairfax regional papers

Who will buy the former Fairfax regional papers, including The Canberra Times, and how much will they sell for?

Seven moves to terminate employee agreement amid cost cuts, falling share price

Seven moves to terminate employee agreement amid cost cuts, falling share price

Yet another company is using "extraordinary" hard ball negotiation tactics with their staff, this time in the media.

One Nine day: no sweet spoils for Fairfax papers from the wedding of the year

One Nine day: no sweet spoils for Fairfax papers from the wedding of the year

After a whopping year in the public eye, both Karl Stefanovic and Fairfax papers are finding themselves at the mercy of Nine bosses.

Media bosses hand out redundancy packages for Christmas

Media bosses hand out redundancy packages for Christmas

From classifieds to morning TV to news-desk assistants and street press, it's lumps of coal all round this Christmas.

Suppression orders 'pointless' while tech giants go unregulated

Suppression orders 'pointless' while tech giants go unregulated

Facebook, Google, even Amazon should 'fess up to the fact that they're publishers and act accordingly, say experts.