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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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WSJ's Newest Nemesis: Jessica Lessin

Jessica Lessin is emerging as the Wall Street Journal's newest nemesis. Since leaving the powerful newspaper several weeks ago to set up her own media shop, Lessin is making it clear that she means business.
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  • July 31, 2013 3:25 PM
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ABC News Tops NBC -- finally

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  • July 30, 2013 5:24 PM
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Time Waits for No One: Mick Jagger Turns 70 Today

Mick Jagger is gathering no moss. He turns 70 years old today.
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  • July 25, 2013 10:37 PM
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Will You Let Apple Drive You Crazy?

As usual, Apple (s: AAPL) is the talk of Wall Street. Let me amend that: As always, Apple is the talk of Wall Street.
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  • July 25, 2013 8:23 AM
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Al Jazeera America Launching Aug. 20, Names Network President

Al Jazeera America has set Aug. 20 as its launch date while naming ABC News veteran Kate O'Brian to be the president of the new broadcasting operation.
  • July 23, 2013 11:42 AM
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Global Media Predictably (and Pathetically) Stake Out Royal-Baby Birth

I know I'm in the minority is saying this: I don't give a hoot about the fate of the royal baby, other than to wish the mother a safe delivery and to hope that he baby has a happy life.
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  • July 22, 2013 10:15 AM
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Helen Thomas, R.I.P.

Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92 after a long illness, media outlets reported on Saturday.
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  • July 20, 2013 11:39 AM
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Why Rolling Stone's Bomber Cover Distresses Me

When I was a kid growing up on Long Island, a culturally barren land where no minds can grow, Rolling Stone was my lifeline to a hip world I could only imagine.
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  • July 19, 2013 12:10 PM
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Keith Olbermann Returns To ESPN

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  • July 18, 2013 1:27 PM
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Rolling Stone Infuriates America

If Rolling Stone's goal in its current issue was to provoke and infuriate America, the magazine grandly accomplished its goal.
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  • July 17, 2013 12:54 PM
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