Harman, Newsweek Buyer, Dead

Entrepreneur was unlikely savior of newsmagazine

Add another odd twist to one of the most unlikely media stories of the past few years: Sidney Harman, an audio-equipment pioneer who burst on the scene last year when he bought Newsweek, died Tuesday at 92. The Daily Beast, which Newsweek merged with earlier this year, eulogized him as a “philanthropist, triumphant entrepreneur, government servant and steward of journalism.” The Beast said Harman died after a brief battle with leukemia.