JET Magazine Goes Digital, No Longer Printing

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KaLaSta:

What a great move into the digital age!

Originally posted on Black America Web:

‘JET’ , the pioneering African-American weekly magazine that rose to prominence covering the civil rights movement will no longer publish a regular print edition.

The NY Times reports:

Its owner, Johnson Publishing Company, will move Jet to a largely digital format starting in June, delivered through its website and a paid subscription app. Last year, to cut costs, Jet reduced the weekly publication schedule of the digest-size magazine to every three weeks. Now there will only be an annual “best of Jet” print issue.

Linda Johnson Rice, chairwoman of Johnson Publishing, which also owns the cosmetics line Fashion Fair, positioned the move as a way to bring Jet into the modern age.

In moving to digital, Jet joins a number of magazines that have recently reduced or eliminated their print publications after sharp drops in print advertising revenue. Last month, Ladies’ Home Journal announced it would be moving to a…

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