JET Magazine

The Getty Research Institute and the National Museum of African American History and Culture have acquired the Jet and Ebony photo archive.

Ebony magazine has laid off a third of its staff and plans on moving its editorial operations to L.A.

In what many see as a heartbreaking development, Johnson Publishing Company, the esteemed African American owned publisher of Ebony, announced plans to sell its photo archive of five million photos, reports The Chicago Tribune. The iconic collection of photos spans 70 years of African-American history, culture and life, including a 1969 Pulitzer Prize winning photo of […]

Last week Johnson Publishing Company, the Chicago based entity that has printed Ebony and JET magazines for the last sixty plus years made a big announcement: JET was going digital.  The printed pocket-sized weekly digest for Black America is no longer; the brand has phased into offering daily online content instead, available at JETmag.com. But the big news […]

The African-American community collectively mourned when Johnson Publishing announced earlier this year that it would no longer print “JET Magazine”. Black Twitter exploded with grief over popular magazine features like the “Beauty of the Week” and “JET Weddings” when readers every where believed they’d never see their faces printed in the book. But no so fast! In […]

The historically revered Jet Magazine (pictured) that has been a staple in the Black community since its inception nearly 63 years ago released its final print issue on June 9th. The digest-sized publication is a celebration of sorts, with the mag’s most-iconic covers capturing the history from newsmakers to entertainers to entrepreneurs to politicos. In a cost-savings move, […]

Charlotte Haywood believes the problem with media nowadays is that it’s hard to get a positive image of young people, which she expressed to Reverend Al Sharpton and his “Role of Media in Crafting the Social Narrative” panel at the National Action Network convention last Friday. And this is part of the problem she is […]

Editor in Chief of JET Magazine, Mitzi Miller  (pictured left), apologized today for her off-the-cuff Facebook remarks about singer Fantasia’s (pictured right) struggle with illiteracy, reports Madame Noire. “I apologize for the lack of sensitivity shown in my FaceBook post. It was a thoughtless comment made during a moment of frustration. It was unprofessional and […]

Tamika D. Mallory, the youngest executive director of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, has proudly stood on the front lines to combat social injustice, and now her diligent work is being honored by Jet Magazine. SEE ALSO: The ‘Acting White Theory’ Doesn’t Add Up In Jet Magazine’s February 11th issue, Mallory, who is known […]

Jet Magazine, recognized and respected for its long history of bringing Civil Rights issues to the forefront, has again proven its allegiance to the advocacy and advancement of the African-American community by making the bold decision to place Jordan Davis on their first magazine cover of 2013. Jordan Davis, 17, was gunned down by accused […]

To paraphrase New York City mayor, Mike Bloomberg, leaders don’t lead from behind, they make decisions which they believe are for the common good and build momentum around it to create change. Though he was speaking about politics, the same can be said about media and its bandwagon tendencies; and in that context, Jet Magazine, […]

JET Magazine is celebrating its 60th anniversary this week. The pocket sized weekly has been through it all — economic downturns, turmoil at parent company Johnson Publishing, and most importantly, the impact the Internet has had on magazine sales. RELATED: How Former President Bush Boxed In President Obama RELATED: Video Of New Orleans Best Sites […]