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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.

Seven News wins a Wankley for flu-vaccine death scare

Seven News wins a Wankley for flu-vaccine death scare

Yahoo7 knocked it out of the park on Thursday with a post appearing to suggest the vaccine had claimed an "eighth victim".

Yes, there's also important journalism

Yes, there's also important journalism

The Australian's campaigns are not always irrational beat-ups or vicious personal attacks.

ABC offices raided by police ... Rundle: Lateline's journalistic triumph ... News Corp editors appointed ...

ABC offices raided by police ... Rundle: Lateline's journalistic triumph ... News Corp editors appointed ...

The ABC's Brisbane offices have been searched by Queensland police over a series of stories based on leaked cabinet documents.

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

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

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

The war against Gillian Triggs

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.

ABC salary details revealed ... murdered journo's family inherits lawsuit ... notorious photographer dropped ...

ABC salary details revealed ... murdered journo's family inherits lawsuit ... notorious photographer dropped ...

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

Fairfax's editorial director leaves without warning

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

The man behind the Holy Wars

The man behind the Holy Wars

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".

Save our scribbler ...  ABC staff upset at marriage equality memo ... for the record ...

Save our scribbler ... ABC staff upset at marriage equality memo ... for the record ...

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.

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

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?