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Johnson Publishing Awards RR Donnelley Contract To Produce Ebony and Jet

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, July 22 -- Johnson Publishing Company, the world's No. 1 African-American-owned publishing company, is partnering with RR Donnelley to produce EBONY and JET magazines. Under the agreement, RR Donnelley will provide a comprehensive and integrated solution that includes print and bind as well as logistics. Johnson Publishing Company was founded in 1942 by Publisher and Chairman John H. Johnson. His daughter, Linda Johnson Rice is President and CEO. Mrs. Rice states, "We are pleased to partner with RR Donnelley. We appreciate their track-record and heritage as a strong Chicago firm and look forward to a great future with them for both EBONY and JET." "We have tremendous respect for Johnson Publishing and we are very excited to have earned the opportunity to develop a long-term partnership with a premier magazine publisher," said William L. Davis, chairman, president and chief executive officer of RR Donnelley. "This partnership is a tremendous opportunity for two Chicago companies to work together to enrich lives by connecting people with the power of words and images." For nearly 60 years, EBONY has remained the No. 1 African-American magazine in the world providing editorial that resonates with its readers. EBONY ( www.ebony.com ) provides its over 12 million monthly readers a resource for information on topics that are relevant, timely and important to them. Founded in 1951, JET magazine is America's No. 1 weekly news magazine for African-Americans. JET ( www.jetmag.com ) reaches over 9 million African- American readers each week. "We are honored to be working with Johnson Publishing," said Daniel L. Knotts, president, magazine for RR Donnelley. "We will be relentless at deepening our knowledge of Johnson's business objectives and publishing needs in order to provide solutions that enhance their highly respected reputation and help them win with readers and advertisers."

 

 

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