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Mary
Murphy

Associate Professor
Faculty Lead Women’s Leadership Society
An award-winning newspaper, magazine, digital and television journalist who covers entertainment, pop culture, politics, and the crisis of people experiencing homelessness.
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An award-winning newspaper, magazine, digital and television journalist who covers entertainment, pop culture, politics, and the crisis of people experiencing homelessness.
Expertise: 
Digital Media, Entertainment, Groups, Organizations and Networks, Politics, Popular Culture
Research and Practice Areas: 
Culture and Media
News and Media Industries
Persuasion and Politics
Center Affiliation: 

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Mary Murphy has written hundreds of features, profiles, cover stories, and investigative reports on Hollywood, the media, political figures and celebrities for regional, national and international publications, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Los Angeles Times, New York, New West, Esquire and TV Guide Magazines, She covered Asia for Reader’s Digest International, and TV for the New York Post .

Murphy was an on-air correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. She writes an award-winning blog for TheWrap.com and is on the board of the Critics Choice Association.

Awards and honors: 

Best commentary runner-up, Los Angeles Press Club (2019). 

Articles

The ChangeMakers List: 30 Women Who Saved Entertainment in 2020,” co-author (The Wrap, 2020). 

“Jennifer Lopez: Beauty and the Beat” (TV Guide, 2016).

‘Orphan Black’ Star Undergoes Hollywood Treatment” (New York Post, 2014).

Kerry Washington spills Olivia Pope’s secrets on the set of ‘Scandal’” (New York Post, 2013).

“The Heart of Texas” (Reader’s Digest International, 2009). 

Books 

The United States of Entertainment (Forthcoming). 

The New News: The Digital revolution in newsrooms across America, co-author (Focal Press, 2015). 

Blood Cold: Fame, Sex & Murder in Hollywood, co-author (Penquin Group, 2002).

Fall 2021

JOUR 381: Entertainment, Business and Media in Today’s Society
JOUR 446: Entertainment Reporting
JOUR 490x: Directed Research
JOUR 510: Special Assignment Reporting
JOUR 590: Directed Research