Julia Boorstin joined CNBC in May 2006 as a general assignment reporter. Later that year, she became CNBC's media and entertainment reporter working from CNBC's Los Angeles Bureau. Boorstin covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. In addition, she reported a documentary on the future of television for the network, "Stay Tuned…The Future of TV."
Boorstin joined CNBC from Fortune magazine where she was a business writer and reporter since 2000, covering a wide range of stories on everything from media companies to retail to business trends. During that time, she was also a contributor to "Street Life," a live market wrap-up segment on CNN Headline News.
In 2003, 2004 and 2006, The Journalist and Financial Reporting newsletter named Boorstin to the "TJFR 30 under 30" list of the most promising business journalists under 30 years old. She has also worked for the State Department's delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and for Vice President Gore's domestic policy office.
She graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.A. in history. She was also an editor of The Daily Princetonian.
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In the battle for domain name market share, Namecheap.com has turned public outrage at its rival's CEO into a gold mine. Namecheap responded to a video of GoDaddy's CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant in Zimbabwe, offering a domain transfer special of just $4.99 to "all those disturbed by these actions."
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Fans of Mad Men, you may have disappointment on your TV-viewing horizon. This will be the first summer since the show launched five years ago that it won't air on AMC, thanks to a standoff between show creator Matthew Weiner and cable channel AMC.
Starting today we'll see if New York Times' online readers pony up the $15 to $35 per four weeks for digital access to the paper, or whether they opt for the multiple ways to circumvent the pay system.
A new social networking app called "Color" launches today, but it's not trying to compete with Facebook.
AT&T's upcoming DirecTV Now online video service will cost $35 per month.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings expressed confidence that his company will be able to continue to ride the wave of Internet TV.
Netflix's Reed Hastings could be looking at a new, behemoth of a rival, now that AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner, parent to HBO.
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