Introducing “Linda Johnson Rice” The Queen Of The Ebony Empire

Linda Johnson Rice
Linda Johnson Rice
Linda Johnson Rice

Linda Johnson Rice

Introducing “Linda Johnson Rice” The Queen Of The Ebony Empire

Watch Dean Ernest J. Wilson III and Johnson Center faculty director Christopher Smith discuss with Linda Johnson Rice, president and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company Inc. In 2007 Rice established the Johnson Communication Leadership Center at the USC Annenberg School to support undergraduate students and research on African-American issues in the media.

Rice will discuss her success in journalism, and diversity in the media. This event is part of Black Student Welcome Week, in conjunction with the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs.

Linda Johnson Rice Born: May 22, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois. is the Chairman of JPC, publisher of EBONY and JET magazines and the parent company to Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Under her leadership, the company remains the number one Black American owned publishing company in the world.

As Chairman and daughter of the founders John H. Johnson and Eunice Johnson, Rice possesses the institutional knowledge of the organization and is the steward of the vision for the company.

She is committed to ensuring the legacy that her parents built Rice holds a BA from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California and a Masters of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

She is an organizational mastermind

Linda Johnson Rice was the first African American woman to be named chief executive officer of a company listed among the top five of the Black Enterprise 100s, the nation’s largest black-owned companies. Johnson Publishing, founded by Rice’s father, John H. Johnson, had more than $400 million in sales as of 2002 and was the number one black-owned, privately held publishing company in the world, worth $350 million and employing more than 2,500 people.

The company opened the eyes of mainstream American businesses to the multibillion-dollar influence of the African American consumer market by convincing mainstream companies that they would be well served by advertising in magazines aimed at black readers. At the same time, the company played a key role in establishing the careers of many African American professionals in publishing and advertising.

Official Website: http://www.johnsonpublishing.com/lindajohnsonrice
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