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.
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CBS stock rose 3.5 percent Monday, a day ahead of its quarterly earnings, which are expected to be higher on rebounding ad spending. But that isn't the only good news for CBS: the company has announced that it struck a 10 year retransmission agreement with Comcast, to distribute CBS network, local stations, College Sports TV, Showtime and the Smithsonian channel.
News Corp is seriously evaluating a move that would transform the digital news business. Sources close to the company tell me that CEO Rupert Murdoch is considering creating a new purely digital news venture and would be available through subscription on devices like the iPad.
The message from media and tech companies is clear: advertising is back in a big way. This week both Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP and Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the ad market has improved from last year and continues to improve. We've seen that demonstrated in results from a diverse group of industry players, from tech giants to newspapers.
I just broke the news that Disney has staked a serious claim in social gaming — it just finalized its acquisition of Playdom for $563.2 million. Disney could pay the social gaming company an additional $200 million if Playdom hits certain performance metrics over the next few years.
The Milken Institute has released a report that finds that the flight of film and TV production from California has cost the state more than 36,000 jobs since 1997. That adds up to $2.4 billion in wages and $4.2 billion in total economic output lost in the past 13 years.
The company's earnings may have grown profit 34 percent from a year ago, beating analyst expectations. But revenue fell just short of analyst forecasts and the company's average revenue per user declined 8 percent from the year-ago quarter.
A new generation of James Bond–like police gadgets are designed to fight crime and save lives.
Digital companies that facilitate cashless transactions may help reduce money laundering and other financial crimes.
Bill O'Reilly was brought down by reporting from two journalists, one of whom he threatened in 2015, saying, "I am coming after you." Mic reports.
O'Reilly's amended contract suggests that he will receive up to one-year's salary, a source tells CNBC.
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