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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

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.
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  • April 19, 2013 9:37 PM
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USA Today Founder Al Neuharth: A True Maverick

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

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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

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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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A Modest Proposal for Curbing Senseless Tragedies

We've grown numb as a nation to the tragedies on a college campus in Virginia, a movie theater in Colorado, bucolic Newtown, Conn., and now at the Boston Marathon. When will it stop? we plead.
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  • April 17, 2013 12:05 PM
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Boston Marathon Aftermath: TV News Gets an A+ at Selling Fear

In the aftermath of Monday's Boston Marathon tragedy, the U.S. television media have done an excellent job -- at selling fear.
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  • April 17, 2013 11:08 AM
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