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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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Nebraska: The Best Film of 2013

Nebraska is the best film of the year, hands down.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • January 1, 2014 3:36 PM
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Innovation Will Be The Key To Success in 2014: Who Will Thrive?

Innovation will be the key to success in the media world in 2014.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • December 31, 2013 3:16 PM
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Three Media Companies To Watch

There are going to be many challenges in 2014 for the U.S. media industry. Here are theee companies with a lot on the line.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • December 29, 2013 2:20 PM
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An Open Letter To Ron Burgundy, You Rat!

You're working it and cutting through the media clutter in a brilliant way. I should have been so smart and fortunate in 2012 when Penguin published my book, "Forget About Today: Bob Dylan's Genius for (Re)Invention, Shunning the Naysayers, and Creating a Personal Revolution." See, Ron! Two can play at the self-promotion game. Take that, Burgundy!
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • December 15, 2013 9:28 PM
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Could Global Media Have Done More To Free Nelson Mandela?

Could the world media have done more to help Mandela while he was in prison for 27 years?
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • December 8, 2013 2:03 PM
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Alec Baldwin And The Diminishing Value of Celebrity

MSNBC learned the diminishing value of celebrity news hosts.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • November 27, 2013 11:59 AM
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Bloomberg News' Season In Hell

Bloomberg News is now paying he price of great success in journalism.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • November 21, 2013 4:26 PM
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What Maria Bartiromo Brings to Fox

Maria Bartrimo can lift Fox News just as much as she can boost the Fox Business Network.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • November 19, 2013 1:15 PM
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How A Little Girl Named Heidi Changed TV Sports and the NFL Forever

How a little girl named Heidi changed TV sports and the NFL forever!
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • November 15, 2013 11:43 AM
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'60 Minutes' and Bloomberg News Battle Credibility Issues

60 Minutes and Bloomberg News are normally regarded as the paragon of news reporting. Now, however, both organizatons face serious credibility questions.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • November 11, 2013 9:34 AM
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