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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

Dear Jeff Bezos: I Want To Help You Save Journalism

For the past few weeks, I've observed the blizzard of stories devoted to Jeff Bezos' acquisition of The Washington Post for $250 million. Everyone seems to be wondering the same thing as me: Why did he do it?
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • August 14, 2013 1:10 PM
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The End of the Suburbs: Leigh Gallagher's Important New Book

Leigh Gallagher, an assistant managing editor at Fortune, has written an important book which underscores the economic and societal changes sweeping through the United States. It is provocatively entitled "The End of the Suburbs" (The subtitle is: Where the American Dream Is Moving"), published by Portfolio/Penguin.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • August 9, 2013 2:32 PM
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Seattle Seahawks or Washington Redskins? -- And Other Questions for Jeff Bezos

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • August 8, 2013 2:33 PM
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Will Mayor Bloomberg Buy The New York Times Next?

First, John Henry buys the Boston Globe for $70 million. Then, Jeff Bezos gobbles up the Washington Post for $250 million.
  • August 5, 2013 5:56 PM
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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.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • August 5, 2013 2:06 PM
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  • 1 Comment

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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  • 1 Comment

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.
  • By Jon Friedman
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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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