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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.

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The war against Julian Disney

November 1, 2017

It all started so promisingly for the relationship between former Press Council chair Julian Disney and News Corp. Then, in August 2014, everything changed ...

The war against Paul Barry

October 30, 2017

In many ways Barry is the prototypical target for The Australian.

Dash for Cash … A-listers’ anti-piracy hypocrisy … reader support grows at The Guardian …

Dash for Cash … A-listers’ anti-piracy hypocrisy … reader support grows at The Guardian …

October 27, 2017 4 Comments

Michaelia Cash's current crisis has been a gift to headline writers. We've picked out some of the best.

Seven News wins a Wankley for flu-vaccine death scare

October 27, 2017

Yahoo7 knocked it out of the park on Thursday with a post appearing to suggest the vaccine had claimed an "eighth victim".

Yes, there’s also important journalism

Yes, there’s also important journalism

October 27, 2017

The Australian's campaigns are not always irrational beat-ups or vicious personal attacks.

ABC offices raided by police … Rundle: Lateline’s journalistic triumph … News Corp editors appointed …

October 26, 2017 1 Comment

The ABC's Brisbane offices have been searched by Queensland police over a series of stories based on leaked cabinet documents.

Is it a drop or a leak? Why Cash’s staffer was just playing the game

October 26, 2017 9 Comments

A political staffer has resigned over doing what political staffers do every day, revealing the grubby way political reporting really works.

The war against Gillian Triggs

October 26, 2017

The two high-profile 18C cases -- that of The Australian cartoonist Bill Leak and of the Queensland University of Technology students -- were the biggest pretexts for the Oz's "Get Triggs" campaign.

ABC salary details revealed … murdered journo’s family inherits lawsuit … notorious photographer dropped …

ABC salary details revealed … murdered journo’s family inherits lawsuit … notorious photographer dropped …

October 25, 2017 2 Comments

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has revealed details of ABC presenter salaries at Senate estimates, saying the highest-paid presenter is a woman.

Fairfax’s editorial director leaves without warning

October 25, 2017 1 Comment

Fairfax's editorial director Sean Aylmer surprised staff yesterday by announcing his departure.