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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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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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Helen Thomas, R.I.P.

Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92 after a long illness, media outlets reported on Saturday.
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  • July 20, 2013 11:39 AM
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Why Rolling Stone's Bomber Cover Distresses Me

When I was a kid growing up on Long Island, a culturally barren land where no minds can grow, Rolling Stone was my lifeline to a hip world I could only imagine.
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  • July 19, 2013 12:10 PM
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Keith Olbermann Returns To ESPN

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  • July 18, 2013 1:27 PM
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Rolling Stone Infuriates America

If Rolling Stone's goal in its current issue was to provoke and infuriate America, the magazine grandly accomplished its goal.
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  • July 17, 2013 12:54 PM
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5 Things I Liked About Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine

You'll read much more erudite criticism of Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine elsewhere on Indiewire than here.I grant you that. Please indulge me as I stray for a moment from my media coverage to the movies.
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  • July 16, 2013 9:26 AM
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HBO's The Newsroom Returns: As Annoying and Entertaining As Ever

Right from the get-go, I found season two of HBO's The Newsroom to be every bit as entertaining and annoying as ever. The second season debuted Sunday night at 10:00, Eastern.
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  • July 14, 2013 10:57 PM
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George Zimmerman Verdict Stars on Social Media

By now, we have come to recognize that the news spreads fastest and truest on social media, not in newspapers or on TV.
  • July 14, 2013 9:47 PM
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Is Aaron Sorkin The Most Trusted Man in America?

The Newsroom, the HBO drama which opens its second season on Sunday evening, isn't content to be riveting or lively or even highly entertaining.
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  • July 12, 2013 10:05 AM
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