jet magazine - final issue*The end of an era is upon the black community.

The legendary Jet Magazine is going out of print. The final print issue of Jet will be released on June 9. The iconic magazine has been around for 63 years.

Linda Johnson Rice, Johnson Publishing Company’s chairman, explained why the magazine is shifting from print to digital.

“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,” Rice said.

She added, “there is more news and far less time to read it. He could not have spoken more relevant words today. We are not saying goodbye to JET, we are embracing the future as my father did in 1951 and taking it to the next level.”

Jet’s new app will be released on June 30 for tablet and mobile devices — part of its digital advancement. It will be featured in the Jet and Ebony digital store with additional new interactive features.

If anything Jet is sure to live up to its catchphrase,  “if it isn’t in JET, it didn’t happen.”