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.


Dispatches from the (culture war) front: student journo spits dummy, gets national broadsheet attention

April 3, 2017 3

A student newspaper editor has quit. Nbd, right? Ah, but because he quit to stand by his libertarian principles, he has found quite a few allies in the all-grown-up press.

Nine slapped on the wrist over betting ads during kids’ movie

March 31, 2017

It's the first time any TV network has been found to have broken rules to stop betting advertisements during children's programming.

‘Opportunistic exploitation’: coroner slaps down Nine siege reporting

March 31, 2017

Convicted rapist Antonio "Tony" Loguancio called Nine Network chief of staff Kate McGrath numerous times during a siege, which the coroner says hampered police efforts to negotiate with him.

The petty, sneaky world of FM radio revealed (by King of Petty Kyle Sandilands)

March 30, 2017 1

Sandilands went on a long-promised rant this morning to take down his rivals, but he is covered in the mud thrown as well.

Latham dumped by Sky News after calling a high schooler ‘gay’

March 30, 2017 7

The former Labor leader, and former Financial Review columnist, and former Spectator writer, is now a former Sky News broadcaster.

‘Hypocritical’ journos risk life and limb to cover Cyclone Debbie

‘Hypocritical’ journos risk life and limb to cover Cyclone Debbie

March 29, 2017 10

As journalists were warning viewers to stay inside during Cyclone Debbie, they were battling the cyclonic elements themselves.

Abetz at war with ABC over perceived ‘bias’, suggests Aunty is pro-domestic violence

March 28, 2017 6

The Liberal Senator has urged the new ABC boss to keep the broadcaster's views in line with his own.

Foxtel in hot water over marriage equality promo

March 28, 2017 2

The television network failed to provide the necessary details during a political broadcast.

Closure of Shop Til You Drop signals ongoing crisis for Aussie mags

March 28, 2017 1

As another Aussie mag goes down the gurgler, experts tell Emily Watkins what this means for current and future titles.

Barrister Damian Sheales wins defamation case against The Age

March 24, 2017

A jury, siding with Damian Sheales, concurs that details of a Fairfax article were a "direct attack" on the Melbourne barrister.