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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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Fairfax merger blocked … Wills and Kate sue … sources left vulnerable …

Fairfax merger blocked … Wills and Kate sue … sources left vulnerable …

May 3, 2017

Fairfax New Zealand had hoped to merge with NZME, but the regulator has blocked the deal. That will likely mean redundancies and reduced printing for Fairfax's New Zealand assets.

Editorial bloodbath: Fairfax cuts run deep, staff walk off the job

May 3, 2017 16

Fairfax is cutting more than a quarter of its remaining journalists, and it is cutting its state-based editors.

Not <em>that</em> Wog Boy … <em>Four Corners</em> comes in second … another Fox lawsuit …

Not that Wog Boy … Four Corners comes in second … another Fox lawsuit …

May 2, 2017

Today in Media Files, Daily Mail Australia confuses its Wog Boys in story about Nick Giannopoulos, and, in the US, Fox News faces yet another lawsuit.

Knockers surprisingly offensive … Colvin-itis … Mirabella out for blood …

May 1, 2017 1

What is the difference between Mark Colvin and Andrew Colvin?

The problem with the Tele’s controversial front-page splash about Sydney drug users

The problem with the Tele’s controversial front-page splash about Sydney drug users

April 28, 2017 1

One of the effects of reporting like this is that drug users are less likely to seek help, says Dr Marianne Jauncey.

Are sports broadcasting rights still an endless cash cow for TV networks?

April 28, 2017 2

Channel Nine has been told by UBS that it pays too much to broadcast the cricket. Will they stop paying for or just spend less?

Despite print’s so-called death, one newspaper continues to grow

April 27, 2017

Crinkling News is Australia's first children's newspaper, and editor Saffron Howden told Crikey its re-subscription rate has been more than 60%.

When is an ad not an ad?

April 26, 2017 1

ACMA has found a marriage equality ad that played on Foxtel on Valentine's Day was not in breach of the rules, though the same ad on Sky was problematic. And Ray Hadley got away with playing a political ad during a blackout period because he wasn't paid for it.

Off Ya Tree subsidiary’s offensive Easter ad unsurprisingly deemed offensive

April 26, 2017 3

Who would have thought an ad depicting a graphic crucifixion (on Easter) would have breached advertising standards?

Who doesn’t love a wedding to boost ratings?

Who doesn’t love a wedding to boost ratings?

April 24, 2017

Seven is hoping Edwina Bartholomew's upcoming wedding will be a ratings bonanza.