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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Online content company Demand Media is well on its way to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under DMD by the end of January. Today it cleared an SEC hurdle, priced its shares, and kicked off a two-week road show with lead underwriters Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
Today's announcement that Verizon will carry the iPhone is good news for Square and the rest of the mobile payments market as well as small businesses.
After months of reports and speculation MySpace announced today it's laying off 47 percent of its staff — about 500 employees — as part of "a significant organizational restructuring," according to a statement released by MySpace CEO Mike Jones.
Groupon has completed a $950 million round of financing from a broad consortium of investors.
At a dinner of media, advertising and Internet execs, hosted by consulting company MediaLink LLC, Rupert Murdoch stood up and raised a glass, saying it's more important than ever for News Corp to work with technology companies early in their content development process.
At a convention filled with tech execs and gadget geeks, a rap superstar with an entourage draws a serious crows and turns a lot of heads. None other than 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson is here at CES, and sat down with me for an interview.
Corning is making its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) debut this year. And though it's a newcomer, it's one of the most talked about and prevalent companies at the convention. This year the CES is focused largely on touch screen tablets and smart phones, and Corning makes the material—called Gorilla Glass-that encases nearly all these devices.
Bewkes is incredibly bullish on what the new tablets and smartphones screens here at CES mean for Time Warner's bottom line.
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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