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Former Page Sixer on the Menu: ‘Misconception That All Gossip News Comes From Publicists’

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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 HollywoodLife.

Asked about her working relationships with the PR community, Steindler acknowledged that about 30-40% of her scoops come from PR, but said, “its a bit of a misconception that all gossip news comes from publicists.” That being said, Steindler said she still relies on “contacts and friends in the PR world” especially for “access to events and celebrities.”

Working solely online, HollywoodLife.com is obviously much different than Page Six. “We don’t have a quota or a column to fill,” she said. “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.” You can listen to all the past podcasts archived at mediabistro.com or download episodes for free on iTunes.

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