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.


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.

A guide for naughty ministers: how to control the media during an expenses scandal

April 24, 2017 7

Rule No. 1: if you're a pollie embroiled in an travel expenses scandal, it's best to say something meaningful, ASAP.

Did the Herald Sun invent the Sudanese youth Apex gang?

Did the Herald Sun invent the Sudanese youth Apex gang?

April 21, 2017 13

Was a gang of violent Sudanese youths taking over the streets of Melbourne?

Like Uber, but for news: app to turn drivers into camos

April 18, 2017 7

A new app will turn Uber drivers into on-the-fly camera operators for major news networks.

News staff pass no-confidence motion in management

April 13, 2017 3

The unanimous resolution called on management to brief staff on News' business model, allow for feedback on where it's failing, and to consult on this before downsizing editorial staff numbers.

Now it’s News’ turn to swing redundancy axe

April 12, 2017 4

After gloating that rival Fairfax's poor business practices were leading to massive newsroom redundancies, News Corp has now admitted its own finances are shaky, and is going to send dozens of journalists packing, write Emily Watkins and Glenn Dyer.