The Myths of Hollywood

September 30, 2019

The annual Robison Lecture at Bradley University will take place Tuesday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in the Michel Student Center Ballroom. The featured guest is Maureen Ryan, a critic, journalist and analyst whose work has appeared in almost every top entertainment publication in the nation. She will share her knowledge of Hollywood and debunk some of the myths that the general public has.

Until 2017, Ryan was the chief television critic at Variety, and before joining Variety, she was the television critic at the Huffington Post and the Chicago Tribune. She has served on the juries of the Peabody Awards, Cannes’ MIPTV, AFI Top 10 TV Shows of the Year and for the New York Television Festival. For several years, she was a board member of the Television Critics Association. She has won three awards from the L.A. Press Club, and she was named Best TV Writer in America by Complex magazine in 2013.

Since the Robison Lectureship Series began in 1988, Bradley's Department of Communication has hosted more than 30 journalists and journalism educators. The Robison Lecturer program was established in memory of Mary Leslie Robison, an educator and journalist for more than 40 years. She was an assistant professor of English at Bradley from 1957 to 1968. In 1953, the Illinois Association of Journalism Teachers honored her with a gold key for meritorious service to scholastic journalism.

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