JET magazine to release final print issue
Jet magazine has been a staple among African-American readers for 63 years, will release its final print issue on June 9.
The cover features a number of its most famous previous covers.
Inside, Jet has created a retrospective of the news covered since 1951.
Johnson Publishing announced last month that Jet, with a circulation of more than 700,000, will transition to a digital-only format. Jet’s new app, available for smartphones and tablets, is set to launch June 30.
The magazine was the third-largest circulated in the African-American market. In recent years, Jet reduced publication frequency from weekly to roughly every three weeks in recent years.
Jet even went through a major redesign, with more service-oriented stories, larger photos, more graphics and new website. But the changes weren’t enough to keep the print product cost effective.
Jet magazine will remain to be a critical force in the African American community.
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