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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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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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Hulu Needs Mel Karmazin

Whoever gets control of Hulu should recruit Mel Karmazin to be its CEO.
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  • July 11, 2013 10:13 AM
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Hulu Sweepstakes: Loser Takes All?

There is a furious battle going on for the control of Hulu's 24 million visitors each month.
  • July 10, 2013 6:40 PM
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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