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After 71 Years, Chicago’s Johnson Publishing Sells ‘Ebony’ and ‘Jet’ to Texas Company

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Ebony, a monthly lifestyle magazine targeting African-Americans, was first published in November 1945. Take a look at some of the covers from the magazine's long history. Ebony, a monthly lifestyle magazine targeting African-Americans, was first published in November 1945. Take a look at some of the covers from the magazine’s long history.

After a 71-year run in Chicago, Johnson Publishing is getting out of publishing.

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Less Than A Year After Being Promoted, ‘Ebony’ EIC Mitzi Miller Steps Down

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Less than a year after being promoted, ‘Ebony’ Editor-In-Chief and Florida A&M Alum, Mitzi Miller is stepping down from her coveted position.

HBCU Buzz reports:

Last April, Johnson Publishing Company appointed Miller to editor-in-chief of Ebony Magazine following the departure of Amy DuBois Barnett. Prior to her role at Ebony, Miller spent over three years as the editor-in-chief of Jet Magazine where she revamped the iconic 63-year-old brand with a successful cover-to-cover redesign, re-launched the Jet website and increased social media presence. Miller exits the company after a historic four-year run, making her the only individual to hold both prestigious editor-in-chief positions since company founder John H. Johnson.

Miller had this to say about her departure from one of the most iconic magazines in African American history.

“I’ve always subscribed to the principle of living in the present and remaining open to all of life’s opportunities, says Miller. So I…

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Jet Magazine Goes Digital

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Today marks a new beginning for the legendary Jet Magazine. The magazine has gone digital and starting today, you can download the Jet app and get all the features you’ve enjoyed reading Jet over the years. Its sister publication, Ebony Magazine, will continue its print edition along with its digital incarnation. But Jet Mag, at least the version that used to sit on your parent’s coffee table, is no more.

“Today is a big download day, “ says Linda Johnson Rice, the Chairman of Johnson Publishing Company, Jet and Ebony’s publisher. “Jet has gone digital today and our opening cover is Miss Keke Palmer. She’s beautiful and smart and now the youngest person to host a talk show. She’s grown up with Jet and we’ve grown up with her. So this is terrific.”

The app is free and there are many…

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