'Ebony,' 'Jet' Parent Company Sees A Turnaround

09/22/2011 09:34 am ET | Updated Nov 22, 2011
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Johnson Publishing Company, the black American icon based in Chicago, is hiring. It's a sharp turnaround for a company that saw circulation numbers and revenue for its flagship Ebony and Jet magazines plummet over a number of years. Those numbers are on the rise now, and company officials say questions about Johnson Publishing's ability to survive the turmoil in the media industry are no longer relevant.

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