Has Perez Hilton taken the gossip industry in the right direction?
Noted editor Bonnie Fuller has launched Bonnie Fuller Media to meet the evolving needs of her longtime loyal following. Twice named Advertising Age's "Editor of the Year," she's been responsible for some of the magazine world's most well-recognized titles, including having served as Vice President and Chief Editorial Director of American Media (Star, Shape, Men's Fitness, Natural Health, and Fit Pregnancy) and Editor-in-Chief of US Weekly, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, YM, and FLARE magazines. Generally credited with inventing the “celebrity lens" school of journalism, she is a frequent contributor to a variety of media outlets including HuffingtonPost.com and Advertising Age and regularly participates on media industry panels.
Question: Has Perez Hilton taken the gossip industry in the right direction?
Fuller: Well I’m not . . . I don’t . . . I think that . . . I think Perez has done a great job on his blog. I think the whole point of a blog is to present a point of view. And he gives news, and he gives it with his point of view. And he’s developed a following, and so I applaud him for that and he’s doing what he needs to do. And there’s a . . . and clearly there’s a place for him. But it doesn’t mean that there’s not a place for other points of view and for a different approach. So yeah, I think that one of the wonderful things about being online is it gives a forum for a lot . . . for so many different opinions. Recorded On: 1/30/08
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