Johnson Publishing Company announced Wednesday the end of printed JET Magazines, reporting the switch to a digital format beginning in June. The Chicago based magazine, who began as a weekly publication, changed to releasing every three weeks in recent years. It currently boasts a circulation of roughly 700,000. The new app will be available on all tablets and mobile devices, with weekly updates, breaking news and videos.
“We were not able to deliver and to print a weekly magazine that was cost-effective,” said Johnson Publishing Company CEO and former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers. “Over the past few years we tried to figure out how do we get back to the Jet that everyone had growing up, where they got information more readily. We made the decision that this was a great opportunity to move JET to a digital platform.”