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JET Magazine Says Good-Bye To Print



JET Magazine has decided to say good-bye to print magazines. Jet magazine, the digest-sized publication that has been a staple among African-American readers for 63 years, is getting out of the print business.

Linda Johnson Rice, Chairwoman of Johnson publishing, said, “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.” “He could not have spoken truer words. We are not saying goodbye to Jet, we are embracing the future as my father did in 1951.” JET’s redesign a couple of years ago did somewhat reignite interest in the digest-size mag, it’s print schedule had already been reduced from a weekly edition to every three weeks. Now there will only be an annual “Best of JET” print issue.




Now there will be digital content available through the website but also through a paid subscription app. The new app will be available for tablets and all mobile devices, will be published weekly, and will update breaking news daily. It will include video interviews, 3-D charts and archival photos, in addition the content available in the print edition. Subscribers pay $20 per year for the print edition and the current digital version. Those subscribers will receive instructions on how to get the new app and continue receiving Jet. Print subscribers that don’t choose to go with the digital Jet, will have the option to convert their subscriptions to sister publication, Ebony.

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  1. I would like to start receiving the new digital subscriptions of Jet magazine, how much are they a year? If you could send me this info via e-mail I would appreciate it. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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