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 2013, Boorstin created and launched the CNBC Disruptor 50, an annual list highlighting the private companies transforming the economy and challenging companies in established industries. Additionally, 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. 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 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.
Follow Julia Boorstin on Twitter @jboorstin.
Groupon stock may pop after the IPO, but the company faces a host of challenges beyond the accounting issues that forced the company to re-issue its S-1. Competitors, deal fatigue, customer annoyance and small business frustration are all taking their toll on the company. In the third quarter growth of the number of Groupons sold slowed to just one percent. Back in Q4 of 2010 the growth rate of Groupons sold was 97 percent, according to industry tracker Yipit.
Following the media company trend this week, News Corp. reported better than expected earnings and revenues in its fiscal first quarter. The one segment that suffered was its scandal-plagued publishing unit, which reported a 38 percent drop in operating income.
We're headed into a slew of earnings this week from media giants—on both the content and distribution side. Whether we're talking about content creators like News Corp and Time Warner or kings of distribution like Comcast and Time Warner Cable, there are a couple key themes that will impact the whole industry. Here's what to watch as earnings reports roll out this week and next.
It's been in the works for years, and later today YouTube will finally announce the creation of 100 new online YouTube channels with original programming. The tech giant spent months working with Hollywood agencies and has secured deals with celebrities including Ashton Kutcher, Amy Poehler, and Deepak Chopra. Most of these channels will launch next year, creating about 25 hours of new programming per day.
Facebook's is winning in the battle for display advertising dollars. That's the headline from ComScore's third quarter display advertising data, which it gave CNBC an exclusive look at today.
It's no surprise that investors are frustrated by the slow IPO market. So while they wait for Groupon and Zynga to start trading, they're rushing to buy a piece of companies that could be the next big thing. Today SecondMarket released its Q3 report: trading surged 122percent from the year-ago quarter.
Walt Disney has again extended CEO Bob Iger's contract to July 2, 2019, it announced in a release on Thursday.
Breslin's stepdaughter, Emily Eldridge, said he died Sunday of complications from pneumonia.
According to studio estimates, "Beauty and the Beast" blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases.
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