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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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Apple's Tim Cook at D11: ZZZZZZZZ

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  • May 28, 2013 10:56 PM
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HBO's Behind the Candelabra: Cable's Cultural Touchstone

When did cable TV become such a popular-cultural force in our lives?
  • May 28, 2013 11:31 AM
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Mad Men Is a) A Parody Of Itself or b) Better Than Ever

In all of my television-watching years, I have never witnessed such a divergence of learned opinions about any show quite like Mad Men this season.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 26, 2013 9:48 PM
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Is Hulu Worth 800 Million Bucks?

All Things D is reporting that Marissa Mayer's Yahoo has bid $600-$800 million for Hulu.
  • May 26, 2013 3:43 PM
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Do you feel sorry for the media?

These are hard times to call yourself a journalist.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 25, 2013 12:27 PM
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Tavis Smiley Hosts Episode No. 2,000

Tavis Smiley, my favorite talk-show host, presided over his 2,000th episode Friday night on PBS.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 25, 2013 12:50 AM
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Why Women Sports Journalists Get No Respect

Women sports journalists have never gotten the respect they deserve.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 24, 2013 2:14 PM
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Friday Media Matrix Question: Bob Dylan -- How Big A Fan Of His Are You? (Happy 72nd Birthday, Bob!)

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 24, 2013 11:42 AM
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Does Hollywood Secretly Hate Silicon Valley?

You'd think that Hollywood and Silicon Valley should and would be as thick as thieves. Maybe that's the wrong way to put it -- no, it's just about right.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 23, 2013 12:09 PM
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President Obama's War on the Media

In a risky move, U.S. President Barack Obama has all but declared war on the America media, particularly investigative journalism.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 23, 2013 10:51 AM
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