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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.

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?

The war against Tim Flannery

The war against Tim Flannery

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.

NBN frenzy ... Exclusive Brethren v Michael Bachelard ... The revolving door

NBN frenzy ... Exclusive Brethren v Michael Bachelard ... The revolving door

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

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

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.

NT News journo gone ... Walkley finalists announced ... seeing double ...

NT News journo gone ... Walkley finalists announced ... seeing double ...

NT News political reporter Chris Walsh has left the paper in a shock to many in the Top End.

For the first time, a blogger makes the Walkley finalists

For the first time, a blogger makes the Walkley finalists

William Summers, whose readership is usually measured in hundreds rather than thousands, has only been blogging since February.

The targets-in-chief

The targets-in-chief

Like a true narcissist, The Australian lets its own interests, agendas and cat fights affect the quality of the journalism in its pages.

Australia's media predators ... 'The fear that permeates news outlets' ... Mark Latham sued for defo ...

Australia's media predators ... 'The fear that permeates news outlets' ... Mark Latham sued for defo ...

Broadcaster Tracey Spicer has revealed she's investigating two long-term sexual harassers in the Australian media industry.

Australian journalism’s freak show

Australian journalism’s freak show

The behaviour of the "national broadsheet" towards its enemies is no dirty little secret. Almost all the players in politics, government, academia, science, media and policy are aware of how it works.

Nine goes after Lisa ... royal babies are boring ... NRL player wins Tele defo case ...

Nine goes after Lisa ... royal babies are boring ... NRL player wins Tele defo case ...

Nine has launched its counter-attack on Lisa Wilkinson after she spectacularly defected to the Ten Network, and the Daily Mail is covering all angles of the story.