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Pillars of Black Media, Once Vibrant, Now Fighting for Survival

By Sydney Ember and Nicholas Fandos For the black community in Chicago and elsewhere, Johnson Publishing Company represented a certain kind of hope.The company’s magazines, most notably Ebony and Jet, gained prominence during the struggle for civil rights — Jet … Continue reading

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Chase unit takes stake in Ebony publisher

This is potentially fantastic news-as long as JP Morgan Chase’s Special Investments Group does not attempt to yield editorial influence on its investment. The investment JP Morgan Chase has made will allow Johnson Publishing to execute its plan to expand their brands and recapture … Continue reading

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Ebony’s Website Re-Launch puts Magazine over Digital

It has its weaknesses, but is a work in progress. In all likelihood this was already in the advanced planning stages way before Désirée Rogers and Amy DuBois Barnett came on the scene. I would not be surprised if a re-launch of the re-launch will occur with … Continue reading

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Johnson Publishing CEO Rogers discusses plans for Ebony

Ms.Rogers has a full plate in reviving Johnson Publishing. This article from Crain’s Chicago Business reveals some of her immediate action items.  Recruiting Motorola nad Citigroup as advertisers are strong first steps. I subscribed to both magazines and the best way we can … Continue reading

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Desiree Rogers becomes CEO of Johnson Publishing Co.

Congratulations to Desiree Rogers for becoming CEO of Johnson Publishing. Her business savvy and connections, as well as her flair for fashion will bring a much need breath of fresh air to our iconic magazines Ebony and Jet. With Ms. Rogers … Continue reading

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