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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.

Inside the spin: how PR agencies handled some of Australia's biggest controversies

Inside the spin: how PR agencies handled some of Australia's biggest controversies

Last week, Crikey took you behind the process those consultants usually take when dealing with personal reputation crises. Today, we have a look at some of Australia's biggest controversies, and how spinners managed them.

Seven's record low shares ... Peter Greste takes up uni role ... why did we just hear about Stormy Daniels? ...

Seven's record low shares ... Peter Greste takes up uni role ... why did we just hear about Stormy Daniels? ...

The year has started with record-low share prices for Seven West Media, down 3.6%.

Wolff book in TV adaptation ... vale Steven Alward ... Ten's new owners? ...

Wolff book in TV adaptation ... vale Steven Alward ... Ten's new owners? ...

Trump White House heads for the screen treatment while Channel Ten falls could be seeing a new ownership structure.

Inside the spin: how accused harassers get ahead of the story

Inside the spin: how accused harassers get ahead of the story

We may be at a remarkable moment for speaking out against assault, but the accused are doing what they've always done: paying professionals to put out the fires.

Former NT News political reporter sues News Corp, alleges interference

Former NT News political reporter sues News Corp, alleges interference

Chris Walsh's lawyer claims it's a "a case that goes to the very heart of the freedom and independence of the media."

Crinkling News folds ... radio host sacked ... Stan Grant's new show ...

Crinkling News folds ... radio host sacked ... Stan Grant's new show ...

Children's newspaper Crinkling News has folded, just months after it crowdfunded more than $200,000 to keep itself afloat.

Seven's neo-Nazi interview was 'newsworthy' ... The Grauniad's new look ... new Footy Show host announced ...

Seven's neo-Nazi interview was 'newsworthy' ... The Grauniad's new look ... new Footy Show host announced ...

Seven News Melbourne's news director has defended an interview with neo-Nazi Blair Cottrell which painted Cottrell as a right-wing activist with a community focus, and did not include any of his convictions (which include arson and making threats to kill).

And the first Wankley of 2018 goes to ...

And the first Wankley of 2018 goes to ...

Seven News Sydney is this year's first recipient of a Wankley Award for a very shoddy go at last week's flash of outrage at Queensland reportedly removing gender descriptions from its driving licences.

Lehmo's shock at radio sack ... 'I'm not dead!' ... The poetry of translating Trump's 'shit hole' comment

Lehmo's shock at radio sack ... 'I'm not dead!' ... The poetry of translating Trump's 'shit hole' comment

The sacked co-host of Melbourne's top-rating FM radio breakfast show Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann has told the Sunday Herald Sun of his shock at getting the boot from Gold FM.

What does Cleo magazine have in common with Mark Latham's Outsiders?

What does Cleo magazine have in common with Mark Latham's Outsiders?

They're both famous rip-offs! Herewith, a short collection of other notorious media knock-offs.