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Jon Friedman

For roughly 14 years MarketWatch published Jon Friedman's Media Web column, a widely read destination for media industry professionals. A former reporter, columnist and editor for Bloomberg, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Investors Daily and other publications, he is also the author of "Forget About Today: Bob Dylan's Genius for (ReInvention, Shunning the Naysayers, and Creating a Personal Revolution" (2012, Penguin) and the co-author of "House of Cards: INside the Troubled Empire of American Express" (1992, Putnam).

Jon Friedmans Media Matrix

Was CBS' Moonves Spooked By The Katie Couric Decision?

I just wonder...Did the failed Katie Couric experiment influence Les Moonves this time?
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 11, 2014 3:26 PM
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CBS' Moonves Picks Colbert And Makes The Smart Call

On Wall Street, they say, for good reason In Les We Trust. The Colbert decision amplifies that sentiment.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 10, 2014 8:43 PM
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Investors Business Daily at 30: An Unlikely Success Story

Investors Business Daily is an unlikely success story, as it turns 30 years old.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 9, 2014 10:11 AM
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Why David Letterman's Exit Won't Hurt CBS

Who will Leslie CBS chief Moonves tap to succeed Letterman?
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 3, 2014 11:15 PM
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Is Author Michael Lewis Too Smart For America?

Is author Michael Lewis too smart for his own good?
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • March 30, 2014 9:23 PM
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What's Behind Facebook's Billion-Dollar Buying Binge?

Facebook has embarked on a spending spree to solidify the company. Will it work?
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • March 26, 2014 2:23 PM
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Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks: 5 Burning Questions

Will Messiah Phil Jackson save the New York Knicks?
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • March 19, 2014 10:37 AM
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America Held Hostage* (*Again) By Media In Missing-Plane Mystery

The world simply can't get enough of the case of the missing airliner -- and the media have noticed.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • March 18, 2014 10:52 AM
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The Missing Plane: A Worldwide Media Obsession and A Made-For-Hollywood Thriller

The missing-aircraft story is a full-fledged global media furor and fodder for Hollywood.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • March 12, 2014 11:08 AM
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Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Album in 2014: Poignant and Memorable

The anniversary of Bob Dylan's 30th anniversary concert from 1992 is filled with poignant memories.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • March 9, 2014 5:49 PM
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