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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Time Warner's stock is soaring — now up over 8 percent — on strong fourth quarter results and an upbeat outlook for 2011 that tops Wall Street expectations. Earnings per share grew 22 percent, on eight percent higher revenue, driven by higher advertising, subscriptions and content revenue, especially at its cable networks.
Electronic Arts stock has shot through the roof in after hours trading—now up about 10 percent. Investors are reacting to a laundry list of better-than-expected news.
Today Deloitte released its annual "State of the Media Democracy" survey; it showed which media and companies are dominating in this new digital landscape.
Electronic Arts reports its fiscal third quarter earnings after the bell; Wall Street's eagerly looking for signs of growth following a year when video game software sales declined.
A new stat on copyright infringement released today is shocking: 23.8 percent of all global Internet traffic involves digital theft with BitTorrent accounting for 11.4 percent.
Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, is considered a bellwether for the newspaper industry, and the news isn't good.
LivingSocial is making major gains on its bigger rival, Groupon, which dominates the daily deals space with 50 million users. Once a distant second, LivingSocial's big discount offer from Amazon, which invested $175 million in the company, really put it on the map. LivingSocial added five million subscribers in January, hitting 20 million subscribers.
LinkedIn has filed its S-1 with the SEC, the first step towards an initial public offering for up to $175 million.
CBS stock moved south starting at around 2:15 pm, at one point off as much as 2 percent. It happens that at 2:20pm Eastern TMZ posted a report that Charlie Sheen was rushed to the hospital this morning on a stretcher. Charlie Sheen happens to be the highest-paid actor on television, and the star of the top TV sitcom, CBS' 'Two and a Half Men.'
On the heels of yesterday's earnings the stock is up around fifteen percent today. And it's not just the higher-than expected subscriber numbers and earnings: a slew of analysts have upgraded the stock and their price targets today. These analysts are not spooked by a sky-high valuation - Netflix's current p/e is 79.
Entertainment service providers are betting on South Korean content to bolster their reach.
IHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman was at CES talking about the two new subscription services the company just launched out of beta.
Despite the hacks, the telecommunications company will be hard-pressed to find another media company with ad tech, more than a billion users and a relatively low price tag.
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