CHICAGO, (June 30, 2014) — Today, Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), launched its new JET magazine app. The app replaces the printed edition of the magazine. The new digital magazine app will add fresh content on a weekly basis, every Friday. Readers will be entertained by 3D images, video interviews, enhanced digital maps, audio content and photography from the JPC archives.
The app will be available on all tablet and mobile platforms. There will be a free introductory offer of 30 days for all subscribers.
Actress Keke Palmer, the youngest talk show TV host of her new show “Just Keke,” is featured on the cover. Inside the issue, the actress discusses what it was like growing up on camera, her talk show idols, and dealing with social media drama.
“This is such an honor,” said Keke Palmer. “JET Magazine was always on the table in my family’s home and it’s great to be their first cover as they enter into the digital age.”
“I am excited to carry the torch of the iconic JET brand into the digital realm,” said Kyra Kyles, the newly appointed editorial director of both JET magazine app and JETmag.com. “I am confident that we can keep the legacy of the magazine for generations.”
The first JET magazine app will offer:
· The first 360-degree view of the JET Beauty, with enhanced interaction with the model
· An exclusive viewing of Black&Sexy TV’s RoomieLoverFriends debut episode of season three – available only to JET app subscribers until July 6
· A chance to win a VIP experience to the largest house music event in the country – the 25th Annual Chosen Few Picnic (2015) in Chicago
· Featured celebrities – Stacey Dash, Anthony Anderson, Trey Songz and Taraji P. Henson
JET magazine, initially billed as “The Weekly Negro News Magazine,” is noted for its role in chronicling the early days of the Civil Rights movement. The publication is now in an all-digital format, and the new digital magazine app will leverage a variety of storytelling tactics and provide enhanced reader engagement. Today’s coverage includes current events, entertainment news, healthy living guidelines, and fashion and beauty tips. The magazine has been a trusted news source to Black Americans since 1951, bringing life to its popular catchphrase: “If it isn’t in JET, it didn’t happen.”
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