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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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Can ESPN Spell F-o-x?

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  • May 31, 2013 3:54 PM
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Friday Media Matrix Question: Cheers, 20 Years After the Send-Off: The Best TV Sit-Com Finale Ever?

The most memorable episode in a long-running show's history is the finale. Maybe it won't "make" a fabled show's history -- but it sure can throw a little cold water on a a show's legacy.
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  • May 31, 2013 8:49 AM
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Anthony Weiner: Will the Media Let Him Become New York's Next Mayor?

If you live in New York City, all you've been reading and hearing about lately is the improbable political comeback of one Anthony Weiner.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 30, 2013 7:05 PM
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CNBC Has Ratings Challenges -- And That's Great News for You!

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 30, 2013 12:05 PM
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Apple's Tim Cook at D11: ZZZZZZZZ

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 28, 2013 10:56 PM
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HBO's Behind the Candelabra: Cable's Cultural Touchstone

When did cable TV become such a popular-cultural force in our lives?
  • May 28, 2013 11:31 AM
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Mad Men Is a) A Parody Of Itself or b) Better Than Ever

In all of my television-watching years, I have never witnessed such a divergence of learned opinions about any show quite like Mad Men this season.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 26, 2013 9:48 PM
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Is Hulu Worth 800 Million Bucks?

All Things D is reporting that Marissa Mayer's Yahoo has bid $600-$800 million for Hulu.
  • May 26, 2013 3:43 PM
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Do you feel sorry for the media?

These are hard times to call yourself a journalist.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 25, 2013 12:27 PM
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Tavis Smiley Hosts Episode No. 2,000

Tavis Smiley, my favorite talk-show host, presided over his 2,000th episode Friday night on PBS.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 25, 2013 12:50 AM
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