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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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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.
  • By Jon Friedman
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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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The NFL: TV's Most Valuable Property

The shift in content delivery sweeping through the media is sure to hit the sports industry. And when it does, the National Football League will be the most desirable property of all by such companies as Google, Yahoo, Netflix and the other new-media players.
  • October 7, 2013 2:13 PM
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Media's Nightmare: Covering the Excruciating Government Shutdown

When the U.S. government shut down two decades ago, it was a hot story, all right. You had two riveting personalities, President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich, with each imagining himself to be a late 20th-century version of Gary Cooper in "High Noon" -- or was it "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • October 3, 2013 2:07 PM
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Do Media Brands Mean As Much As They Used To? Ask BuzzFeed.

Do media brands mean as much today as they used to?
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • September 30, 2013 1:51 PM
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Popular Science's Unpopular Journalism Move: No Reader Comments

Popular Science is not generally regarded as usually being on the cutting edge of the media ecosystem. It strikes a lot of people as inhabiting a niche position in the world of journalism, written by wonks to be read by even bigger wonks though it is respected in its corner of the industry.
  • September 25, 2013 11:13 AM
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So, You Want To Be a Journalism Star? Can You Count to 5 or 27?

Welcome to the world of journalism in 2013 -- where lists pop up seemingly on every website. If you want to connect with readers on the Internet, concoct a piece discussing 5 or 10 or 27 ways to recognize a Wisconsin grad or a resident of New Jersey or lessons that a TV how taught us or ...
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • September 23, 2013 4:17 PM
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