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.

October, 2017

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

, Oct 26, 2017

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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

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

, Oct 25, 2017

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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

, Oct 25, 2017

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

The man behind the Holy Wars

, Oct 25, 2017

If you believe its former editor-in-chief, The Australian became a vehicle for personalised, nasty, biased, often vicious campaigns against a whole cast of individuals because it believes in "a set of values".
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Save our scribbler … ABC staff upset at marriage equality memo … for the record …

, Oct 24, 2017

Marriage equality memo gets ABC staff riled. And other media tidbits of the day.

Who was John Sorell? Newsroom legend’s legacy of abuse revealed.

, Oct 24, 2017

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As Tracey Spicer announced this week she was investigating sexual predators in the media, she also named a serial harasser as John Sorell. But who was he?

The war against Tim Flannery

, Oct 24, 2017

The Oz had long taken issue with Tim Flannery. But it wasn't until Flannery was made head of the Climate Change Commission that the hate campaign really kicked in.
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NBN frenzy … Exclusive Brethren v Michael Bachelard … The revolving door

, Oct 23, 2017

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Today's newspapers have preempted tonight's NBN Four Corners episode with a very broad definition of an "exclusive".

Rules of Engagement

, Oct 23, 2017

The Australian's Holy Wars are quasi-military campaigns: strategic, tactical and psychological. They are unrelenting and take no prisoners. Crikey shows you how it works.

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