newsweek-cover.jpgMexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim visited Newsweek‘s offices Wednesday, reports Keith Kelly.

“Slim’s apparent interest in Newsweek would represent a reversal of fortune for a magazine that some watchers predicted would be difficult to sell,” Kelly wrote.

Interestingly, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham said earlier this week that he received phone calls from two billionaires interested in buying the magazine; sources told Kelly that Slim was not one of those two.

Whatever happens, it’s not a fun time to be a news weekly.