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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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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."
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 6, 2013 1:25 PM
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Warren Buffett: Wall Street's No. 1 Media Manipulator

Warren Buffett must be the sexiest man on television.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 6, 2013 12:14 PM
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Is CNN's Howard Kurtz Still a Credible Media Critic?

Howard Kurtz opened his CNN show Reliable Sources Sunday morning with an elaborate mea culpa after the most forgettable week of his long career as a media critic.
  • May 5, 2013 1:36 PM
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What If ... Bob Costas Interviewed the Kentucky Derby's Winnng Horse?

Maybe I spent too much time watching NBC's pre-race coverage of the 139th Kentucky Derby. By the time it was time for the actual race, I felt as if I had already sat through all 139 of those past races.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 4, 2013 7:45 PM
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What I Watched on TV On Saturday (Because I Had Way Too Much Time On My Hands)

I've been spending way too much time following the endless buildup to the 139th Kentucky Derby. Anybody who sits glued to the tube for the pre-race coverage must be either a habitual gambler or someone with way too much time on his or her hands or ... a media writer with way too much time on his hands (make that, mine).
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 4, 2013 6:29 PM
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Journalists

I will get no pleasure from writing this piece.
  • May 3, 2013 12:21 PM
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10 U.S. Websites You Shouldn't Live Without

This is a piece about 10 U.S. websites you should read everyday, bookmark and refer to on a regular basis.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 3, 2013 10:34 AM
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