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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

The New York Times vs. President Obama

The most powerful media voice in the United States has challenged the most powerful person in the nation.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 7, 2013 11:10 AM
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Michelle Obama: Do the Media Go Too Easy on Her?

Michelle Obama may well be the most admired person in the nation -- and deservedly so.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 6, 2013 12:57 PM
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What if Robert F. Kennedy Had Lived, Media Ponder, 45 Years Later?

We in the media LOVE to commemorate important events.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 5, 2013 3:48 PM
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  • 6 Comments

How Twitter Is Destroying the English Language

The other day -- fittingly on Facebook, the big toe of the social media -- an investigative journalist I know had a big complaint.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 5, 2013 10:40 AM
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Will a New Mammoth Steroids Scandal Crush the National Pastime?

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 5, 2013 6:32 AM
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  • 1 Comment

Michael Douglas' Bizarre and Brilliant Media Strategy

Michael Douglas is a genius.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 4, 2013 2:21 PM
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  • 4 Comments

Michael Douglas, Oral Sex, Cancer and the Starstruck Media

In case you missed the big news this week, it didn't come out of Iraq or Washington or Oklahoma. It came out of Michael Douglas' mouth. Or something like that.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 3, 2013 3:38 PM
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How Will Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach/Chuck Lorre's Painted From Memory Fare on Broadway?

Elvis Costello's fans got some exciting news recently.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 3, 2013 12:29 PM
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On Sunday Morning, TV Rambles On and On and On.

TV's Sunday morning talk shows ramble on and on and on. And on.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 2, 2013 10:04 AM
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Jean Stapleton, TV's Edith Bunker, Dies at 90

Jean Stapleton, America's most beloved "dingbat," has died of naturlal causes at the age of 90.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 1, 2013 5:19 PM
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