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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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Does America Still Love Matt Lauer?

Let's face it. Matt Lauer, the popular, engaging backbone of NBC's "Today," wears the TV industry's black hat right now. It is a serious point, for, as former tennis great Andre Agassi once put it, "Image is everything."
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  • March 14, 2013 4:17 PM
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The Papal Non-Bombshell

I hope the American reporters who dropped everything and covered the announcement of the new pope had a nice visit to Rome. Maybe they took in some sightseeing, ate some memorable pasta and gelato and tipped the bellboys well, on their companies' nickel.
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  • March 14, 2013 12:42 PM
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