Condé Nast's Wall Street Intent...Time Inc Shuffles...Newsweek's New Slogan

Condé Nast on Tuesday confirmed it’s getting ready to swap its touristy headquarters at 4 Times Square for the suits downtown in Wall Street.

SLOGANEERING: Sidney Harman may only be in week three of his attempted Newsweek turnaround, but he’s already got himself a motto. Sources said the magazine’s new owner told his Washington staffers on Tuesday that his lawyers are working on the rights to use that old journalistic standard — and occasional diner-place-mat pastime — “connecting the dots,” as the magazine’s slogan. The 92-year-old stereo magnate and D.C.-area resident was in the building to introduce himself to the bureau and discuss the editorial direction of his new purchase. He made a similar visit to the New York office earlier this month after beating other bidders for the newsweekly by offering to assume its mountain of liabilities from the Washington Post Co. and retain much of its 350-person staff. With a catchphrase in place, Harman can cross one item off his to-do list. Next up: find a replacement atop the masthead for outgoing editor Jon Meacham. — Matthew Lynch

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