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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

Don't Blame Brian Williams for End of 'Rock Center'

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 10, 2013 8:41 PM
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Will President Obama Ever Catch a Break on the Sunday Morning Talk Shows?

I have increasingly noticed the change in tone on Sunday mornings. The endless parade of news talk shows on network and cable channels seems to be getting shriller and shriller when the subject is President Barack Obama's performance.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 10, 2013 2:56 PM
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Media Matrix Friday Question: What TV Show, Past or Present, Is Your No. 1 Guilty Pleasure?

Television shows have freed our imaginations over the years and made it possible for us to escape in a show.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 10, 2013 12:08 PM
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Tom Hanks Is America's Most Trusted Person: Readers Digest

Tom Hanks is more trusted than anybody else in the United States.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 9, 2013 6:14 PM
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Miley Cyrus Tops Maxim's Hot 100 List

Mylie Cyrus is all grown up, all right.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 9, 2013 5:27 PM
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Why I'd Rather Be a Media Gazillionaire CEO Than the POTUS

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 9, 2013 4:23 PM
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Discovery's earnings outlook: Positive

  • May 9, 2013 2:53 PM
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Walt Disney Co.: Can Iron Man 3 Lift All Boats?

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 9, 2013 1:10 PM
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Are Journalism Students Wasting Their Time (and Their Parents' Money)?

I am a proud alum of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. I consider the Masters degree to be the turning point. When I got accepted to the prestigious institution, I sensed that I had turned a corner and that I could eventually go on and make a career (i.e. get paid) to write articles.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 8, 2013 2:59 PM
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Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly Extends Contract

Megyn Kelly, the popular Fox News anchor, has re-upped with the network, the New York Times reports.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 8, 2013 12:37 PM
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