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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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What I Watched on TV On Saturday (Because I Had Way Too Much Time On My Hands)

I've been spending way too much time following the endless buildup to the 139th Kentucky Derby. Anybody who sits glued to the tube for the pre-race coverage must be either a habitual gambler or someone with way too much time on his or her hands or ... a media writer with way too much time on his hands (make that, mine).
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  • May 4, 2013 6:29 PM
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Journalists

I will get no pleasure from writing this piece.
  • May 3, 2013 12:21 PM
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10 U.S. Websites You Shouldn't Live Without

This is a piece about 10 U.S. websites you should read everyday, bookmark and refer to on a regular basis.
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  • May 3, 2013 10:34 AM
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Friday Question: Which of These 10 Actresses Should Play Amanda Knox in the Inevitable Biopic?

Amanda Knox has a new memoir out called "Waiting to Be Heard." She had a ballyhooed interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer and has continued to make the media rounds to promote her book.
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  • May 3, 2013 8:04 AM
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Rolling Stones Launch 2013 Tour Tonight in LA

The Rolling Stones are launching their 2013 tour tonight at the Staples Center in LA.
  • May 2, 2013 2:08 PM
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It's Time to Re-Think the Purpose of 24/7 Cable-TV News

The Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt stories underscored the viability of continuous news coverage, particularly during a major event.
  • May 2, 2013 1:10 PM
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Can You Guess What Is the Best Sports Show on TV?

The best sports show on television is TNT's Inside the NBA. Hands down. No contest. Game over.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 1, 2013 9:54 PM
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Maria Shriver Returns to NBC News

Maria Shriver is returning to NBC News.
  • May 1, 2013 3:14 PM
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Chris Matthews of MSNBC Signs a New Deal

  • By Jon Friedman
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  • May 1, 2013 10:31 AM
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