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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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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?

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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.
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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.
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  • May 8, 2013 12:37 PM
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7 Signs That You're a Hopeless Media Geek

This is the first installment of a weekly feature called "The Media Matrix Wednesday Geek Alert."
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  • May 8, 2013 10:03 AM
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Spike Lee: The Smartest Sports Fan Who Has Ever Lived

Spike Lee must be the smartest sports fan who has ever lived. No fan gets more mileage out of television close-ups during sports events as Spike does during New York Knicks games.
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  • May 7, 2013 8:57 PM
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As Paul Simon Once Sang: 'I Get the News I Need on the Weather Report'

The Paul Simon line in this headline is from a fairly obscure 1970 Simon & Garfunkel chestnut called "The Only Living Boy in New York."
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  • May 7, 2013 5:46 PM
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ABC and the NBA: Their Biggest Nightmare

The NBA is terrified that we may wind up getting a final series pitting the Indiana Pacers against the Memphis Grizzlies. ABC is having the same bad dream since it s broadcasting the NBA Finals.
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  • May 7, 2013 9:09 AM
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5 Ways to Make Sunday Morning TV News More Relevant to America

Do you watch the lineup of serious Sunday morning television news, one after another?
  • May 6, 2013 3:26 PM
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"The Last Waltz" at 35: Still the Best Concert Film Ever

This spring marks the 35th anniversary of the release of "The Last Waltz."
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  • May 6, 2013 1:25 PM
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