Jet to stop printing, change to digital app

May 07, 2014

Jet magazine, which first hit newsstands at the dawn of the civil rights movement, is ceasing regular print publication and transforming into a digital magazine app.

Johnson Publishing Co., which owns Jet along with Ebony magazine, says the switch will occur at the end of June. The Chicago-based company says the move is a proactive effort to adapt to the changing needs of its readers.

Jet, conceived by Johnson Publishing founder John Johnson as a newsweekly digest for African-Americans, was founded in November 1951.

The new weekly digital magazine app will include video interviews and other digital elements. Breaking news will be updated daily and the company will publish an annual special print edition.

Jet is the No. 3 in the African-American market and has about 720,000 subscribers.

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OceanDeep
not rated yet May 08, 2014
A shame - I fondly recall seeing Jet on newsstands. But I guess it's like many magazines being disrupted by the internet. Time to roll with the punches....