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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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Tiger Woods Takes the High Road -- But Will the Media Give Him a Break?

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  • May 22, 2013 11:43 AM
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Lucky Louie: In Praise of a Classic TV Show

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  • May 22, 2013 8:33 AM
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The Doors' Ray Manzarek, R.I.P.

Ray Manzarek, the keyboard player in The Doors, died at the age of 74 after battling cancer.
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  • May 21, 2013 11:41 AM
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First-place N.Y. Yankees: No A-Rod. No Jeter. No Teixeira

The New York Yankees are paying Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira collectively more than $60 million for this 2013 baseball season. You read that correctly.
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  • May 21, 2013 10:11 AM
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Oklahoma Tragedy Puts Everything Into Perspective

The Oklahoma tornado tragedy, which has killed 50 people and caused untold property damage, sweeps away the cries of partisanship over the IRS and Benghazi.
  • May 20, 2013 11:35 PM
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Will Bob Dylan's Aura Hover Over "Inside Llewyn Davis?"

I got excited when I first learned that the Coen Brothers, good Minnesota natives, were going to make a movie about folk-music world in Greenwich Village in 1961.
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  • May 20, 2013 1:52 PM
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Yahoo to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion

You can't no longer say that Yahoo lacks a presence in social media and on mobile devices.
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  • May 19, 2013 6:09 PM
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Facebook's Unhappy IPO Anniversary: Where Are the Stockholders' Yachts?

Happy Anniversary to Facebook (FB), which went public a year ago today.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 18, 2013 12:22 PM
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Friday Media Matrix Question: Who's Your Favorite TV Sportscaster?

U.S. sports fans have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to pondering sportscasters -- or is it just an embarrassment?
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  • May 17, 2013 2:16 PM
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For Serious Journalists the TV Upfronts Are Merely Tourist Traps

Ah, what a big week for the TV biz. The upfronts -- when the networks show their upcoming shows to Madison Avenue in the hope of attracting ad dollars -- have dominated the industry this week.
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  • May 17, 2013 11:13 AM
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