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Sidney Harman

Report: Newsweek For Sale, Again

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2013 | Media

May 28 (Reuters) - IAC/InterActive Corp is looking for potential buyers for Newsweek, the venerable magazine that stopped print publications in the ...

Harmans To Stop Investing In Newsweek-Daily Beast: Report

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Media

The family that had helped bankroll the operations for Newsweek and the Daily Beast is withdrawing much of its funding, Reuters reported on Monday. ...

Howard Fineman

Obama's Gone, But The Big Dog's Here | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton spoke this afternoon at a moving memorial service for industrialist and Newsweek co-owner Sidney Harman, w...

Michael Calderone

Newsweek Owner Sidney Harman Dies | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media

Sidney Harman, the entrepreneur and philanthropist who purchased Newsweek last year and recently merged it with The Daily Beast, died Tuesday night of...

How Daily Beast-Newsweek Merger Fell Through

New York Magazine | Steve Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Then, on Sunday, October 17, as [Daily Beast editor Tina] Brown sat at home watching Boardwalk Empire, her weekly "act of escapism," she began to unde...

CUTS HIT NEWSWEEK... SILVER LINING... | KEITH J. KELLY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"A small number of Newsweek's staff was told today that they will not be offered jobs when Sidney Harman assumes control on Oct. 1, 2010," Newsweek sp...

Daily Beast-Newsweek Merger?

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Speculation is swirling anew that Barry Diller is working on a plan to combine his IAC/InterActiveCorp-owned Daily Beast with the Newsweek digital ope...

Tina Brown And Sidney Harman Discuss Newsweek-Daily Beast Merger On 'Reliable Sources' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, and Sidney Harman, owner of Newsweek, appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday to discuss the me...

Newsweek Merges With Cats That Look Like Hitler

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Cats That Look Like Hitler spokesperson Meow Tse-tung had no comment on the merger and, instead, happily played with a tiny rubber mouse with a bell inside it.

Newsweek, Daily Beast To Merge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE, 11/12: In a pair of announcements posted Thursday night, The Daily Beast and Newsweek confirmed that they will be merging. In a press release,...

Daily Beast-Newsweek Merger OFF

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: In a Monday memo to staff, Newsweek CEO Tom Ascheim and owner Sidney Harman claimed that they, not the Daily Beast, withdrew from discussions ...

What Newsweek Can Learn From Bruce Wasserstein's New York

New York Times | DAVID CARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I have three words for the haters: New York magazine. Last week, Newsweek was sold (for $1 plus great big liabilities) to Sidney Harman, the audio pi...

Who IS Newsweek's New 91-Year-Old Billionaire Owner?

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

That the Washington Post Co. has opted to sell Newsweek to Sidney Harman, an electronics tycoon with a history of philanthropy, may reassure some as t...

Howard Fineman Joining Huffington Post

The New York Times | JEREMY W. PETERS and BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Howard Fineman, one of the more recognizable pundits on cable television and a correspondent for Newsweek for 30 years, is leaving the magazine to bec...

Jason Linkins

Newsweek's New Owner Sets Up Shop In D.C. Lunchroom | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey, kids? Are you wondering how Newsweek's transition into the Sidney Harman era is going? Well, here's a hot scooplet for you: even as we speak, t...

Newsweek: You're in Good Hands With Harman

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
BJ Gallagher

If past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior -- and it is -- staffers can be reassured by Sidney Harman's track record as an enlightened boss.

Upcoming Changes for Newsweek

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

A return to hard-hitting investigative journalism: Fareed Zakaria on "Which clouds are prettiest?" Inception team goes inside every sleeping American's head, plants message: "Weekly news magazines are more relevant than ever."

Billionaire Buys Newsweek For $1

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE, 5:20 PM: The Washington Post Co. has now officially announced the sale of Newsweek to Sidney Harman. In a press release, both Post Co. Chair...

Washington Post Co. Rejects Avenue Capital Group's Bid For Newsweek, Cites Ties To National Inquirer

Huffington Post | Lindsay Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Washington Post Company declined to sell Newsweek magazine to Avenue Capital Group because of the hedge fund's ties to American Media, Inc., the f...

The Arts, Our Government's Respect, and the Aspen Institute

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts
Raymond J. Learsy

In the Depression years, the WPA provided, encouraged and sponsored great art initiatives employing thousands of artists. The question was asked, "What has happened to us since then?"

The Doctrine of "Sovereign Immunity" Presents a Grave Danger to Our Security

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Sovereign Immunity has its roots in old English law postulating that neither the sovereign nor the sovereign state can commit a legal wrong. It is an anachronism of another time and poses a great danger to our security.