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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

Question for Cannes: Do Mainstream Hollywood Journalists Get Starstruck?

Since this is Cannes season, let me throw out this question:
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  • May 16, 2013 10:54 AM
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Is Google the Smartest Company in the Whole World?

Google (G) may just be the smartest company in the whole world.
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  • May 15, 2013 1:23 PM
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The Bloomberg News Scandal: 10 Burning Questions and Answers

The snooping scandal erupting at Bloomberg News is filled with intrigue. Who knew what and when? Why did the reporters do something so brazen and stupid? What does it mean? Why did it happen?
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  • May 14, 2013 8:20 AM
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The Bloomberg News Scandal: What the Media Are Missing

The media are missing or overlooking the two key aspects of the scandal at Bloomberg News. They don't seem to "get" how the values of Bloomberg dominate everything and surely caused the proud company's current state of embarrassment. This is a company that expects to win -- every time.
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  • May 13, 2013 11:46 AM
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Barbara Walters of 'The View" to Announce Retirement

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  • May 12, 2013 10:29 PM
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The Bloomberg Fiasco: How Serious Is the Hit?

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  • May 12, 2013 9:29 PM
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Media's Cleveland Mandate: Feed the Beast

The back story of the freed women in the heartbreaking Cleveland kidnapping saga is the same as ever.
  • May 12, 2013 11:58 AM
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Don't Blame Brian Williams for End of 'Rock Center'

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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.
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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.
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  • May 10, 2013 12:08 PM
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