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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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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 ...
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  • September 23, 2013 4:17 PM
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Linda Ronstadt Charms 92Y With Her Wit and Generous Spirit

Linda Ronstadt, the queen of rock and roll singers in the 1970s and 1980s, has been in the news a lot lately, with the publication of her long-awaited new memoir "Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir" and her startling disclosure in August that she suffers from Parkinson's. So, I was very curious to see her be interviewed on stage at the 92Y in Manhattan on Wednesday evening.
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  • September 19, 2013 11:12 AM
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Jerry Seinfeld, NY Mets TV Broadcaster For A Night

Jerry Seinfeld, NY Mets TV Broadcaster For A Night
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  • September 19, 2013 9:31 AM
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Robbie Robertson Speaks About The Band's Enhanced 1971 Live Album And His New Music Book

Robbie Robertson Speaks About The Band's Enhanced 1971 Live Album And His New Music Book
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • September 16, 2013 12:58 PM
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Tina Brown: A Revisionist View

Tina Brown, who announced that she is leaving The Daily Beast and the publishing world, has experienced one of the most complex journalism careers of any editor in recent memory. Cate Blanchett would have a field day playing the many layers of Tina in a Hollywood biopic.
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  • September 12, 2013 10:42 AM
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The NFL 'Suicide Pool:' My Beloved, Unspeakable Mistress

Before this year's NFL season began, I SWORE to myself that I wouldn't let my attachment to the Suicide Pool get out of hand -- like it did in the previous three years.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • September 10, 2013 9:09 AM
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Can Entrepreneurs Rescue the Newspaper Industry?

(A version of tis piece originally appeared in The Fiscal Times)
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • September 8, 2013 11:50 AM
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Why Citizen Bloomberg Could Buy The New York Times

The most interesting parlor game in New York City right now is guessing what Mayor Michael Bloomberg will do after his term ends on Dec. 31 and he leaves city hall after 12 lively years as Hizzoner.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • September 6, 2013 1:35 PM
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Microsoft Seeks to Re-Invent Itself With Daring Nokia Deal

Microsoft's daring $7 billion deal to acquire Nokia's lagging cell phone business is designed to put the Redmond, Wash.-based company in the big leagues with rivals Samsung and Apple.
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  • September 3, 2013 12:50 PM
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