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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).

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Chet Flippo, Respected Music Journalist, Passes

Chet Flippo, whose music subjects ranged from Hank Williams to the Rolling Stones, has died. For the past 12 years, he was the music director of CMT in Nashville, reflecting his commitment to shining a light on country music.
  • June 19, 2013 6:12 PM
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Michael Hastings: Remembering a Courageous Reporter

The acclaimed journalist Michael Hastings has died in a car crash in Los Angeles. He was 33.
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  • June 19, 2013 9:41 AM
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Snowden or Obama -- Who Is More Credible?

A fantastic national drama -- or, better yet, melodrama -- is being played out across every international media platform.
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  • June 18, 2013 12:15 PM
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Is LeBron James' Reign Over Now?

LeBron James, who has been missing in action during the NBA Finals, may yet regain his mojo and lead the Miami Heat to the NBA championship.
  • June 17, 2013 8:52 AM
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Rupert Murdoch Seeks a Divorce

Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful media CEOs in the world, is seeking a divorce from his wife Wendi of 14 years. They have two daughters.
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  • June 13, 2013 3:02 PM
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My Dinner With Nikki Finke: Fear and Loathing in Santa Monica

Seven years ago this week, my journalism career took a momentous turn.
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  • June 13, 2013 2:36 PM
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Edward Snowden: Fresh Meat for the Flesh-Eating Media

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  • June 13, 2013 10:21 AM
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Does America Miss Dubya? (Maybe a little, a new Gallup poll suggests)

It's official: Hell has frozen over. How else could you explain a popularity surge for former U.S. President George W. Bush?
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  • June 11, 2013 5:40 PM
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When Hillary Clinton Tweets, People Listen

Hillary Clinton, widely expected to run for the presidency in 2016, is a Twitter force after only one day on the social-media innovation.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 11, 2013 8:54 AM
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Apple Gropes to Regain Its "Wow!"

Here's the headline Monday from Apple:
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  • June 10, 2013 5:08 PM
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