Julia Murray

Apprentice News Clerk, AirTalk

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Julia Murray is an Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk with Larry Mantle.

Prior to joining KPCC, Julia interned at Los Angeles Magazine and the Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency. She has also done editorial work for various independent authors and enjoys storytelling through writing and audio.

Julia was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. in English and minors in Biology and Interdisciplinary Writing. She loves books, music and tending to her rapidly growing collection of plants.


The HFPA Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk is generously supported by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust

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Stories by Julia Murray

How Caregiving Demands Are Intensifying For The ‘Sandwich Generation’

For working parents, staying on top of childcare is difficult enough. Yet increasingly, American parents are being squeezed by the pressure of not only caring for their kids, but their aging parents as well.

Producer Richie Jackson On Life As A Gay Man In America, Then And Now

When producer Richie Jackson moved to New York City as a young man in the 1980s, he joined a gay community still fighting for basic rights and recognition under the law.

New Book Explores A Century Of Change In American Documentary Filmmaking

It’s hard to imagine how the sprawling, ambitious IMAX documentaries of today could be descendants of films like the silent and largely staged documentary “Nanook of the North,” released nearly one hundred years ago.

‘Election Meltdown’ Addresses Failures In American Elections, And Where We Go From Here

In recent years, American elections have been marked by reports of voter suppression, problems with election administration, misinformation campaigns and inflammatory rhetoric-- all of which pose a threat to civilian trust in fair elections.

With Intimacy Coordinators, Hollywood Addresses The Post-#MeToo Sex Scene

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the film and television industries have had to reckon with one of their most essential and troublesome elements: the sex scene.

As Amazon Brokers Deals With Top Authors, We Look At The Future Of Publishing

Amazon sealed the deal with top-selling author Dean Koontz, whose contract expired last year.

How A State Lawmaker’s New Proposal Could Address California’s Recycling Crisis

More than half of California’s recycling centers have closed in the past six years, creating a crisis for recycling in the state.

No Politics At The Dinner Table, But What About The Awards Show?

At the Golden Globes last Sunday, host Ricky Gervais wasted no time taking aim at what he sees as the hypocrisy of Hollywood.

In The First Biography On Director Sidney Lumet, A Storied Career Is Revisited

With a career that spanned fourteen Best Pictures nominations, director Sidney Lumet produced an incredible body of work that included American classics like “12 Angry Men” and “Network.”

The Surprising Resurgence of Old-School Technology In An Age Of Digital

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see,” Winston Churchill once said, regarding the importance of studying history.

Fathers, Sons And The Family Dynamics Haunting This Year’s Film Releases

Dysfunctional families have long been ripe material for film. Tense dinner scenes are a mainstay in dramas and comedies alike, often used as sites of generational strife and cultural impasse.

All In Good Fun: The Best (And Worst) Spoof Movies

While we typically measure a film’s cultural relevance by its accolades and box office numbers, there is another, more informal consideration: the quality of its spoofs.

The Enduring Cultural Impact Of Blade Runner, From 1982 To November 2019

November 2019: A time where cars fly, off-worlds trips are possible and complex Artificial Intelligence beings walk the streets.

Is A Four-Day Workweek The Secret To Success?

Not only can a four-day workweek mean happier employees, it turns out it can produce more efficient ones as well.

Hollywood Chinese: Documentarian Arthur Dong On A Century of Chinese-Americans On The Silver Screen

Chinese Americans’ relationship with Hollywood is as empowering as it is complicated, argues award-winning filmmaker and author Arthur Dong.