We talk with a senior editor from Ebony magazine about an article called “Cosby vs. Cliff,” and the new issue’s controversial cover. Also, we get the lowdown on the latest One Book, One Chicago pick. And we have a preview of this year’s the Third Coast Filmless Fest. Plus, WBEZ's Jason Marck and WNYC's Jim O'Grady exchange trash talk over email in regards to the Cubs, Mets National League Championship battle.
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.
Johnson Publishing is in the midst of a 21st century makeover. The Chicago-based company is responsible for two of the most well-known African American publications in the U.S. – Ebony and Jet. But the company has seen some significant changes of late.