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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.

After failing to find its feet, HuffPost Australia closes

After failing to find its feet, HuffPost Australia closes

HuffPost Australia staff have cleared out their desks after a joint venture with Fairfax ended, the latest in a string of international changes.

Huff Post Australia staff face cuts ... Nine 'cannot rewrite history' of Don Burke ... Dominating the Walkleys ...

Huff Post Australia staff face cuts ... Nine 'cannot rewrite history' of Don Burke ... Dominating the Walkleys ...

Staff at Huff Post Australia will find out today if they've been made redundant after the website announced the end of its joint venture with Fairfax Media.

Some galah forgot the author's name on this new Penguin book cover

Some galah forgot the author's name on this new Penguin book cover

It's not every day that an innocuous political biography will endeavor to keep its author anonymous, even if it is just by accident.

Why Amanda Pepe kept her story about Don Burke quiet for 30 years

Why Amanda Pepe kept her story about Don Burke quiet for 30 years

For 30 years, Amanda Pepe kept quiet about her experience with Don Burke. She tells Crikey why she decided to share her story publicly.

Rebel bans Fairfax ... yet more Burke allegations ... Washington Post foils sting ...

Rebel bans Fairfax ... yet more Burke allegations ... Washington Post foils sting ...

Actress Rebel Wilson has banned Fairfax from attending events on her current promotional tour, apparently over the Bauer Media defamation case.

Tracy Grimshaw v Don Burke: tabloid host shows her mettle

Tracy Grimshaw v Don Burke: tabloid host shows her mettle

A Current Affair's Tracy Grimshaw showed she's one of TV's best interviewers with last night's showdown against celebrity gardener Don Burke.

Blimey! Will you Harry me?  ... science fail ... Triple J culture wars heat up ...

Blimey! Will you Harry me?  ... science fail ... Triple J culture wars heat up ...

The press has reacted with the restraint you'd expect to the news of Prince Harry's engagement, with front pages almost dedicated to the news.

Domain's cosy mentions ... Nine gets a kick out of Queensland ... Trump's Time ...

Domain's cosy mentions ... Nine gets a kick out of Queensland ... Trump's Time ...

Fairfax's Domain lift-out carried a story featuring an advertiser as its case study this weekend. Could we be seeing more of this now it has been spun-off?

How Australian news outlets are covering the Manus crisis

How Australian news outlets are covering the Manus crisis

With visiting costs high and visas intentionally scarce, Manus Island provides some particular challenges for journalists. So how are we following the crisis so closely?

Polly pays a packet: the many defamation cases of the Parrot Alan Jones

Polly pays a packet: the many defamation cases of the Parrot Alan Jones

Alan Jones is due to face a defamation trial next year over comments he made about the deadly 2011 Grantham flood. We look back at his track record.