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.


Talitha Cummins settles unfair dismissal case with Seven

April 7, 2017

Seven argued that Talitha Cummins was a casual employee, and her employment had ended when she went on maternity leave in July. Cummins says she was an employee, and that she was entitled to maternity leave.

Fairfax staff threaten industrial action over ‘$30m gun to our heads’

April 7, 2017 6

"Staff feel the company is preparing to consult with us while holding a $30 million gun to our heads," staff said in a resolution presented to management.

Jaspan departs The Conversation after personal and professional friction

April 7, 2017 1

Certain of Andrew Jaspan's personality traits did not scale well as The Conversation expanded.

Bolt and Blair turn on one of their own for thoughtcrime

April 6, 2017 7

Not even News Corp's own columnists are safe from the vitriol of their colleagues and readers, if they dare to side with Public Enemy No. 1 Gillian Triggs.

Latham finds a new platform even less watched and lower-fi than Sky’s Outsiders

Latham finds a new platform even less watched and lower-fi than Sky’s Outsiders

April 6, 2017 7

Lest we forget, Mark Latham once campaigned to be prime minister. He is now hosting Facebook Live video with terrible sound, and his co-host appears to be a cardboard cut-out of Donald Trump.

TV gets into the true crime genre, but how much is overkill?

April 6, 2017

True crime provides content that is relatively economical to produce compared to drama or even reality TV, and delivers reasonably reliable ratings.

Fairfax looks to cut a third of remaining metro staff

April 5, 2017 8

Today's announcement is a sign that when Domain is spun out, Fairfax could be on the way to exiting newspapers involuntarily.

How not to get a job in the White House

April 5, 2017 1

A columnist wrote pro-Hillary Clinton articles before the presidential election, but reportedly wanted them deleted in order to get a job in the Trump administration.

Everyone loves it until they’re on it: Media Watch earns Press Council ire

April 3, 2017

Has the ABC's flagship media program committed an error that could land it on Media Watch?

Big brands follow the leader on YouTube ad boycott, but it won’t last long

April 3, 2017 1

The Australian government and other big advertisers have made a show about ending advertisements with YouTube, but the pack mentality will only last until the spotlight has moved elsewhere.