‘JET’ Magazine Will Stop Printing Issues and Focus on Digital


One of the industry’s oldest black magazines will no longer be on your local newsstand. This week, JET announced that after 63 years in the game, they will be ending their print issues. Instead, they’ll be focusing their energy on digital publishing.

“Almost 63 years ago, my father, John Johnson, named the publication JET because, as he said in the first issue, ‘In the world today, everything is moving faster. There is more news and far less time to read it,’” said Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing Company.  “He could not have spoken more relevant words today.  We are not saying goodbye to JET, we are embracing the future as my father did in 1951 and taking it to the next level.”

Faithful readers need not worry. Soon, a paid subscription app will allow users to download a weekly digital magazine. Also, JET plans to publish an annual print edition reviewing and highlighting the year’s biggest moments.

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