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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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Amazon's Bezos Acquires the Washington Post for $250 Million

The Washington Post has been gobbled up by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos for $250 million, only a few days after the Boston Globe was sold for $70 million to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry.
  • August 5, 2013 5:15 PM
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It's All About Alex Rodriguez

The steroids case swirling around New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is historical.
  • August 5, 2013 4:42 PM
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Final Score: Boston Red Sox 1 Boston Globe 0

Something potentially shameful and frightening is happening to the Boston Globe, one of America's venerable daily newspapers.
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  • August 5, 2013 2:06 PM
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CBS and Time Warner Cable Are Playing a Good-Old Fashion Game of 'Chicken'

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • August 2, 2013 9:31 PM
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WSJ's Newest Nemesis: Jessica Lessin

Jessica Lessin is emerging as the Wall Street Journal's newest nemesis. Since leaving the powerful newspaper several weeks ago to set up her own media shop, Lessin is making it clear that she means business.
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  • July 31, 2013 3:25 PM
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ABC News Tops NBC -- finally

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • July 30, 2013 5:24 PM
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Time Waits for No One: Mick Jagger Turns 70 Today

Mick Jagger is gathering no moss. He turns 70 years old today.
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  • July 25, 2013 10:37 PM
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Will You Let Apple Drive You Crazy?

As usual, Apple (s: AAPL) is the talk of Wall Street. Let me amend that: As always, Apple is the talk of Wall Street.
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  • July 25, 2013 8:23 AM
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Al Jazeera America Launching Aug. 20, Names Network President

Al Jazeera America has set Aug. 20 as its launch date while naming ABC News veteran Kate O'Brian to be the president of the new broadcasting operation.
  • July 23, 2013 11:42 AM
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Global Media Predictably (and Pathetically) Stake Out Royal-Baby Birth

I know I'm in the minority is saying this: I don't give a hoot about the fate of the royal baby, other than to wish the mother a safe delivery and to hope that he baby has a happy life.
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  • July 22, 2013 10:15 AM
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