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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

5 Questions the Media SHOULD Be Asking About the Boston Tragedy

We have heard a lot of talking from journalists in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 21, 2013 11:12 PM
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CBS' Bob Schieffer Is Mr. Sunday Morning

When it comes to the gallery of Sunday morning news talk shows, Bob Schieffer is the gold standard.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 21, 2013 2:41 PM
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Media's Favorite Headline: "We Got Him"

When Boston Mayor Thomas Menino tweeted, "We got him," he provided the national media with a dream headline.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 19, 2013 9:37 PM
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USA Today Founder Al Neuharth: A True Maverick

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 19, 2013 8:58 PM
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'Why Can't the Media Do Better Than This?'

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 19, 2013 8:03 PM
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Father of Boston bombing suspects contacts ABC News Correspondent

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 19, 2013 1:59 PM
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Boston shootout: Twitter Tells the Story

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 19, 2013 8:46 AM
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Saturday Night Live: Who Gets Your Vote as the Funniest Woman in SNL History?

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 18, 2013 10:13 PM
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  • 12 Comments

Netflix: Will Reed Hastings Forgive Wall Street?

Don't blame me! I was young and foolish. Wall Street misled me. Yes, that's it! It was all their fault, those anti-Occupy villains. Anyway, I have seen the light.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 18, 2013 1:55 PM
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Boston Mis-coverage: And The Media Wonder Why Nobody Trusts Them

The word of two bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last Monday was the kind of juicy story that the media can't resist covering -- or over-covering.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • April 17, 2013 9:16 PM
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