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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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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!
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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.
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  • November 11, 2013 9:34 AM
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Is the NFL Completely Out Of Control?

The NFL now has to do damage control on its biggest PR nightmare: a bullying scandal.
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  • November 7, 2013 3:29 PM
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The Band's Robbie Robertson & Co. Re-Write The Traditional Children's Book

The Band's Robbie Robertson and his co-authors have rewritten the traditional children's book by re-casting it for music lovers-to-be.
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  • November 5, 2013 9:07 AM
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The Band's Robbie Robertson & Co. Craft A Music Book for Kids

The Band's Robbie Robertson & Co. have crafted a new kind of children's book, in which the history of popular music is the star.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • November 3, 2013 10:46 PM
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Ronee Blakley Reflects About Robert Altman's epic film 'Nashville'

Ronee Blakley, a star of Robert Altman's classic 1975 film "Nashville" reflects on the great movie.
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  • November 3, 2013 9:00 PM
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Lou Reed, R.I.P. A Genuine Music Trailblazer

Lou Reed didn't join movements. He spawned them. That's why he remained a force in music for years and years.
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  • October 28, 2013 12:30 PM
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Why The World Needs The New York Post

Someone once smarter than I am once told me that Manhattan could best be described as an island located somewhere off the coast of America. The same can be collectively said for the New York Post, our beloved and much-maligned (often for good reason) hometown newspaper.
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  • October 21, 2013 4:40 PM
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How Netflix Stole Apple's Buzz

Think of his piece is a thinly disguised public service announcement, appealing to to the management, workforce and shareholder community of Netflix.
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  • October 14, 2013 9:15 AM
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Will Twitter's IPO Make You Rich?

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On Wall Street, there is an old saying: Where are the customer's yachts? That's because when a big deal goes down, everyone gets rich -- except for the blessed brokerage customers. Either they got in too early or too late. Either way, they feel like they got screwed. That's probably because they often do.
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  • October 9, 2013 3:15 PM
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