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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 Everest ad spend pales next to free publicity from Opera House furore

The Everest ad spend pales next to free publicity from Opera House furore

The crowd at the race was up almost 20% and betting turnover was up 9%. At least some of this success was due to the free publicity from the Opera House debacle.

ABC publicity stays silent on Tonightly's comedy ARIA win

ABC publicity stays silent on Tonightly's comedy ARIA win

Tonightly has only been off air for a month, but that's apparently long enough to be forgotten by ABC's publicity arm.

There's no such thing as bad publicity — for Racing NSW, at least

There's no such thing as bad publicity — for Racing NSW, at least

The Opera House advertising stoush has caused headaches for Alan Jones and the NSW government, but has it done anything to damage NSW Racing's Everest horse race?

News Corp reshuffles bosses, Oz editor to head up Sky News

News Corp reshuffles bosses, Oz editor to head up Sky News

News Corp has shuffled editors between its papers and TV news arm to fill the gap left by departing Sky News boss Angelos Frangopoulos.

Two journalists reportedly killed in a deadly week for press freedom

Two journalists reportedly killed in a deadly week for press freedom

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova has been murdered, while Turkish authorities investigate the disappearance of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi.

The ongoing fight for Australian Netflix content quotas

The ongoing fight for Australian Netflix content quotas

European Parliament has just agreed to landmark content quotas for Netflix and Amazon. Will Australia follow?

News Corp's 'brutal' job cuts at The Weekly Times come after chaotic year

News Corp's 'brutal' job cuts at The Weekly Times come after chaotic year

The Weekly Times, one of the most widely read agricultural newspapers in the country, was already suffering internal strife when News Corp's cuts began.

Adam Giles returns to Sky News two months after Blair Cottrell interview

Adam Giles returns to Sky News two months after Blair Cottrell interview

The Cottrell controversy hasn't affected a comeback for the show, which is returning to the same format.

Is The Australian gearing up for a Holy War on Kirstin Ferguson?

Is The Australian gearing up for a Holy War on Kirstin Ferguson?

If the last few days are anything to go by, the ABC's acting chair, Kirstin Ferguson, may find herself the subject of one of The Australian's infamous Holy Wars.

Comedian Becky Lucas kicked off Twitter over Scott Morrison joke

Comedian Becky Lucas kicked off Twitter over Scott Morrison joke

Lucas was at first temporarily suspended, which was then made permanent because her account had posted threatening or violent content.