We reported to you in February how the Johnson family had begun to experience the hard times of the recession by laying off their staff and dismissing Bryan Monroe, the former Editor of both Ebony and Jet magazines. But now, they hope to bring a new day to Jet magazine with a brand new Editor-in-Chief.
Mira Lowe is the former managing editor of the magazine, but now she’s at the helm with 20 years of strong journalistic experience. She will lead the charge on bringing the magazine into focus for a younger generation of readers. She’ll make an instrumental update with her team as they offer readers a behind-the-scenes view of JET on Twitter. You can have access at http://www.twitter.com/jetmagazine
“Mira is bright and well-respected throughout the industry and has a tremendous sense of news judgment,” said Anne Sempowski Ward, president and COO of Johnson Publishing Company, parent company of JET magazine. “Under her leadership, we will build on JET’s strengths and take the magazine from delivering the most important relevant news to our readers in the current weekly print layout to adding a daily and even hourly component.” Ms. Lowe has a strong background in journalism coming from Newsday and BET. She had this to say about her new appointment:
“I am honored by this appointment and gladly accept the challenge of leading a magazine that is known for its legacy and service to a vast African-American audience,” said Lowe. “With new and interactive features in print and online, JET looks forward to engaging readers for many more years to come.”