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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.

How are Australian freelance journalists funding their work?

How are Australian freelance journalists funding their work?

It's getting harder and harder for freelance journalists to get by just on selling work to legacy media, so how are they getting by?

Vale Lateline, a stalwart of ABC news and current affairs

Vale Lateline, a stalwart of ABC news and current affairs

Lateline has been a stalwart of the ABC lineup for many years. Crikey looks back at its heyday.

Danby in the firing line ... wakin' up early for George ... Weinstein 'gone' ...

Danby in the firing line ... wakin' up early for George ... Weinstein 'gone' ...

It was another early start for journalists covering the George Pell case in Melbourne this morning. And other media tidbits of the day.

Lateline axed by ABC ... Murdoch security detail ... Facebook's transparency campaign ...

Lateline axed by ABC ... Murdoch security detail ... Facebook's transparency campaign ...

The detail of Lachlan Murdoch's security, er, detail. And other media tidbits of the day.

Almost all major Australian newspapers say Yes to marriage equality

Almost all major Australian newspapers say Yes to marriage equality

Only a handful of papers are still fence-sitting on the postal plebiscite on marriage equality (guess which ones ...).

Sophie McNeill attack not the first time Michael Danby has targeted journos

Sophie McNeill attack not the first time Michael Danby has targeted journos

Michael Danby is continuing his beef with ABC reporters Sophie McNeill over alleged anti-Israel bias. It's not his first time.

Daily Mail falls for Vegas hoax ... scenes from a massacre ... impossible journalist wanted ...

Daily Mail falls for Vegas hoax ... scenes from a massacre ... impossible journalist wanted ...

The photojournalist who captured some of the Las Vegas massacre's most striking images tells the story behind them.

Shock jock battle ... no new puns under the sun ... Tiser stops trucking ...

Shock jock battle ... no new puns under the sun ... Tiser stops trucking ...

It's shock jocks at 20 paces as Neil Mitchell slams his colleague Ray Hadley over a parody of Macklemore's Same Love.

Breakdown: how did so many outlets bungle news of Tom Petty's 'death'?

Breakdown: how did so many outlets bungle news of Tom Petty's 'death'?

News outlets were free fallin' into fake news cycles when CBS reported Tom Petty's death.

Roarsome ... Seven's PR offensive ... more free money, please ...

Roarsome ... Seven's PR offensive ... more free money, please ...

Headline writers at Melbourne's two papers must have thought they had the perfect pun for Richmond's Saturday grand final win.