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EBONY Media Group Names Eden Bridgeman Sklenar As CEO

EBONY Media Group has appointed a new CEO. In a press release, the company has announced that Eden Bridgeman Sklenar will officially step into the role as the brand’s Chief Executive Officer. Toting more than 15 years of senior management experience across several brands, Sklenar aims to add her expertise to help rebuild the iconic brand, which brought us cultural staples like the EBONY and JET magazines. “I am ecstatic to fully embrace the EBONY and JET brands, and to work even more collaboratively with our exceptional senior leadership as we revive and rebuild these iconic brands that have been a staple in our community and culture,” she shared in an official statement around the news.

Shanique Yates

Jul 18, 2022

Present-Day Media Moguls Talk The Future Of Black Media And Advertising

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of present-day media moguls to get their hot takes on how you can find your way into brand deals, TV castings, and a PAID influencer/celebrity status? On the latest episode of Black Tech Green Money, AfroTech taps in with Ahmed Islam, CEO at Ten35, a full-service advertising company that leans into the culture, Michelle Ghee, CEO at Ebony / Jet, Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, CEO at MediaCo, and Detavio Samuels, CEO at REVOLT. This conversation was recorded at the inaugural AfroTech Executive held in Los Angeles, CA.

Shanique Yates

Mar 30, 2022

Ebony Magazine Makes Its Return As a Digital Publication Under New Leadership and Ownership

Ebony magazine is back! After launching in 1945 by John H. Johnson, Ebony has become a force of influence documenting Black life for more than seven decades. According to the Chicago Tribune, after 75 years of Black excellence, including the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, the 1965 Selma march, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral in 1968, the magazine returned for a digital relaunch. Faced with the common print publication’s struggle with staying afloat in the digital era, Johnson Publishing sold Ebony and its sister publication Jet to CVG Group, a private equity firm in 2016.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by EBONY (@ebonymagazine) The company continued to try and navigate the new era but fell short, ultimately ending print in the spring of 2019 and filing for bankruptcy in July 2020. Today, the company has gone completely digital and has remained committed to celebrating Black excellence for 70-plus more years. Former NBA player, fast food franchisee, and the...

Shanique Yates

Mar 1, 2021