(by Jason Boog)
Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was former Page Six reporter Corynne Steindler, talking about 21st Century gossip reporting and her new senior reporting job at Bonnie Fuller’s Hollywood Life.
“I think it’s a bit of a misconception that all gossip stories come from publicists. That’s something that I’ve been trying to fight down for awhile now,” she explained. “At Hollywood Life we don’t have a quota or a column to fill, we post continuously all day. So our stories can come from anyplace–a celebrity Twitter account, a news story that’s already breaking … we can do it in real time. I don’t think there’s anybody who just talks to the Post or just talks to the Daily News.”
She also talked about her time at Page Six, the center of the gossip universe: “I learned so much from working at the Post. I don’t know what to say about old guard/new guard, I think everyone has sort of a different take on what they think is interesting, what they think is news. If anything, the Post is an institution in itself and how it operates. I wish that everyone in their 20s can go and learn from that staff. It was such an amazing experience,” she concluded.
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