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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

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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In Death, James Gandolfini Becomes a Social-Media Star, Too

James Gandolfini, the acclaimed actor who died in Italy at the age of 51 of an apparent heart attack, has become a social-media icon.
  • June 20, 2013 4:12 PM
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James Gandolfini Dies in Italy: Media Sources

James Gandolfini, the star of HBO's series The Sopranos and an actor in many movies, has reportedly died in Italy, according to many media sources.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 19, 2013 7:51 PM
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  • 3 Comments

Chet Flippo, Respected Music Journalist, Passes

Chet Flippo, whose music subjects ranged from Hank Williams to the Rolling Stones, has died. For the past 12 years, he was the music director of CMT in Nashville, reflecting his commitment to shining a light on country music.
  • June 19, 2013 6:12 PM
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Michael Hastings: Remembering a Courageous Reporter

The acclaimed journalist Michael Hastings has died in a car crash in Los Angeles. He was 33.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 19, 2013 9:41 AM
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Snowden or Obama -- Who Is More Credible?

A fantastic national drama -- or, better yet, melodrama -- is being played out across every international media platform.
  • By Jon Friedman
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  • June 18, 2013 12:15 PM
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Is LeBron James' Reign Over Now?

LeBron James, who has been missing in action during the NBA Finals, may yet regain his mojo and lead the Miami Heat to the NBA championship.
  • June 17, 2013 8:52 AM
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