MarketWatch Debuts Media-focused Web Video Series

marketwatch03012010.pngIt’s raining online video launches today! First Sports Illustrated, now this: Dow Jones & Co. financial-news site MarketWatch announced the launch of a new online video series today.

“Media Matters,” which will air every first and third Monday of each month, focuses on figures from assorted media platforms. MarketWatch columnist Jon Friedman hosts the show at Michael’s restaurant in midtown, which just happens to be the site of FishbowlNY’s “Lunch” column by Diane Clehane. (It’s also eerily similar to Mediabistro’s own “Media Beat” series.)

Press release after the jump.


MARKETWATCH.COM LAUNCHES “MEDIA MATTERS” – ONLINE VIDEO INTERVIEW SERIES HOSTED BY JON FRIEDMAN

NEW YORK (March 1, 2010) – MarketWatch.com has launched a new online video series, “Media Matters” – an ongoing interview series with newsmakers from the worlds of film, television, radio, print and online journalism to discuss hot button issues and trends in their respective media. Hosted by MarketWatch media columnist Jon Friedman from Michael’s restaurant in midtown Manhattan, new segments will be posted on the first and third Monday of each month on MarketWatch.com and across The Wall Street Journal Digital Network.

Media Matters launched today with a conversation with IMAX Corporation CEO Rich Gelfond as he discusses the company’s foray into Hollywood, the success of “Avatar” and the future of IMAX and 3-D technology. Up next on Mon., March 15, is a two-part interview with Ken Auletta, writer of the Annals of Communications column for The New Yorker and author of “Googled: The End of the World As We Know It.”