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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

Why Elisabeth Hasselbeck Likes the View from Fox News

Clearly, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 36, likes the view from Fox News more than the one at The View.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • July 10, 2013 11:53 AM
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Dustin Hoffman Goes Viral

  • July 9, 2013 6:23 PM
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Robbie Robertson at 70: An Appreciation

To a generation of baby boomers, 1960s and 1970s rock and roll music will always stand as the soundtrack of our lives.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • July 5, 2013 11:27 AM
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  • 26 Comments

The Newsroom: A Better Version of 'Lou Grant?'

I've watched for decades as movies and TV shows have tried to capture the spirit and tension of life in a big-city newsroom, Most don't quite get it.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • July 3, 2013 11:49 AM
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The Newsroom: 5 Things Journalists Hated About Season One

We journalists aren't exactly the most tolerant people in the world. We think we know everything. We think everyone else knows nothing. We talk only to one another and make mighty assertions based on our conversations -- with one another.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • July 2, 2013 1:08 PM
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CNN Veteran Soledad O'Brien Bolsters Al Jazeera America

CNN veteran journalist Soledad O'Brien will soon begin contributing pieces to Al Jazeera America as a "special correspondent."
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • July 1, 2013 12:41 PM
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  • 1 Comment

Wendy Davis: Is This Media Sensation America's Next Barack Obama?

Texas Senator Wendy Davis, who became a media celebrity when she staged a filibuster this week, is poised to become America's next political sensation.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 28, 2013 3:40 PM
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Nelson Mandela Presents a Unique Media Challenge

The ailing world leader Nelson Mandela is presenting a unique media challenge.
  • June 28, 2013 1:34 PM
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Can the U.S. Mainstream Media Meet Gay America's Challenge?

This is a day that millions of Americans -- regardless of their sexual persuasions -- will likely not forget for a long time and will hail on future June 26's as a happy milestone.
  • June 26, 2013 1:35 PM
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James Gandolfini's Genius as Tony Soprano

I was a little stunned by the outpouring of affection for the late, great James Gandolfini, who died earlier this week in Italy of an apparent heart attack. He was 51.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 21, 2013 12:54 PM
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